Monday, 19 August 2013

The Elephant Girl by Henriette Gyland

Peek-a-boo I see you…

When five-year-old Helen Stephens witnesses her mother’s murder, her whole world comes crumbling down. Rejected by her extended family, Helen is handed over to child services and learns to trust no-one but herself. Twenty years later, her mother’s killer is let out of jail, and Helen swears vengeance.

Jason Moody runs a halfway house, desperate to distance himself from his father’s gangster dealings. But when Helen shows up on his doorstep, he decides to dig into her past, and risks upsetting some very dangerous people.

As Helen begins to question what really happened to her mother, Jason is determined to protect her. But Helen is getting too close to someone who’ll stop at nothing to keep the truth hidden …



When five year old Helen Stevens has an epileptic fit, she comes through it to discover that her world is changing forever.
Because there in front of her she is about to witness her mothers murder.
Fast forward 20 years and Helen receives the news that her mothers murderer is out of prison, with the discovery of this news Helen starts her quest for vengeance.

'The Elephant Girl' brings us some wonderfully realistic characters and my favourite of them all was Jason he is a lovely character to read about, always looking out for Helen and I felt his connection to her from their very first meeting.
Helen has trust issues and it makes for some great chapters, reading how their relationship grows.
I loved the incredible journey that we went on with Helen as she starts to unravel the true events of why that fateful night came about.

I would highly recommend this thoroughly gripping, beautifully written read, it had me biting my nails right till the very end and kept me engrossed on what was a quiet afternoon.

5/5

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