For Tina Ryan, falling in love is the worst thing that could ever happen to her. Love is a refuge for the weak, lonely and needy. Once she was like that herself - but no longer.
Recovering from a turbulent, tormented childhood, she has reinvented herself as Chrissie: strong, self-reliant and firmly in control. She is everything she ever wanted to be and nothing will ever be allowed to threaten that.
But she is also human. So when love does force its way into her life, leaving her utterly shocked and exposed, her new and carefully constructed personality is in peril. And nothing can ever be allowed to do that. Control must be maintained and feelings must be on her terms. No matter how dreadful those terms might be.
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Patrick Redmond was born in Essex in 1966. After attending school in Essex and the Channel Islands he completed a Law degree at Leicester University and then a Masters at University of British Columbia in Vancouver. He spent ten years working in the City of London specialising in Commercial and EU law, before leaving to become a full time writer.
His first novel, The Wishing Game, hit the bestseller lists in the UK, Germany and Italy. He has published three novels since, which together have been translated into fifteen languages. His latest novel, The Replacement, is due out later this year. Patrick now lives in West London.
His principal gift is an effortless grasp of narrative texture, and multiple levels of sympathetic insight into his brilliantly drawn character―Crime Time
The lurking tension and twisting cruelty in Redmond's writing and plotting make for a hypnotic, compelling read―The Bookseller
The ghastliness of the English class system lies at the heart of Redmond's creepy psychological thriller . . . Du Maurier meets Patrick Hamilton―Guardian
Redmond has a way of making individuals seem both more human and more vile as new levels of detail are unearthed―Washington Post
His style is strictly no frills - simple, sparse and straightforward . . . but he does have a way of making you gag to know what happens next―Daily Mirror
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Descrizione libro Simon & Schuster UK, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Next day dispatch from the UK (Mon-Fri). Please contact us with any queries. Codice libro della libreria mon0000452944
Descrizione libro Pocket Books, 2007. Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. New & dispatched within 1 working day ________ Only the weak fall in love. The strong survive on their own. Tina was weak once: a scrawny, vulnerable child, deserted by her father, bullied at school, an object of derision and fun. Not any longer. Now she's Chrissie. Bold, self-reliant, beautiful. Girls envy her. Men desire her. She is everything she ever wanted to be and nothing, especially a man, will ever be allowed to change that. But Chrissie is also human. When love does enter her life, unexpectedly, shockingly, it threatens this carefully-crafted personality she has worked so hard to create. And nothing can ever be allowed to do that. Control must be maintained and love must be on her terms. No matter how dreadful those terms might be . Codice libro della libreria 001557
Descrizione libro Pocket Books, 2007. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0743430298