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Someone Close to Home

Someone Close to Home


Alex Craigie


Fiction, Contemporary, Women

Publish Date

December 9, 2016

Short Description

Talented pianist Megan Youngblood has it all – fame, fortune and Gideon.

But Gideon isn’t good enough for Megan’s ambitious, manipulative mother, whose meddling has devastating repercussions for Megan and for those close to her.


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Someone Close to Home tells of the budding romance between Megan Youngblood and her 'kindred spirit' Gideon. Megan’s ambitious mother lies and distorts the truth for her own ends and this has a devastating effect on Megan and her future.

At the beginning of the book, Megan is in a care home. She’s had a stroke and a bad fall that have left her temporarily unable to move or communicate. It’s an inadequate care home and the often-unintentional neglect is shocking. Sometimes this neglect tips over into abuse.

Gideon and her friends believe that she’s away on a tour and so she faces the horror, loneliness and humiliation on her own. Whilst in the home she has plenty of time to reflect on her life and the decisions that have led her to this situation.

Will she succumb to Annie – the carer who has most reason to hate her – or will she be reunited with Gideon?

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