Inspired by a tragic true story, Cruel Heart Broken is a taut tale of guilt, impossible choices, and the consequences that follow.
Laurie is a good girl – so everyone thinks. But eight months ago she did something that she can’t undo and it’s tearing her apart. Charlie used to be her best friend. He’s done something he regrets too… and now someone has died. Two impulsive decisions. Two toxic secrets. Too many hearts broken.
Partly inspired by the true story of a teacher in France who committed suicide after an accusation by a pupil, Cruel Heart Broken deals frankly with, and sparks much needed discussion on teen pregnancy and abortion, and parental depression.
EMMA HAUGHTON is a freelance journalist who has written features for a wide variety of newspapers, including the Independent, and glossy magazines, such as Country Life. She is a mother of four. Cruel Heart Broken is her third YA novel, following acclaimed thrillers Now You See Me and Better Left Buried.
PRAISE FOR CRUEL HEART BROKEN:
“Beautifully written, real and moving. Emma consistently delivers wonderfully pacey thrillers. Couldn’t put this one down. Very real and emotional, with characters that you can believe in.” – Eve Ainsworth
“Cruel Heart Broken is an unpredictable, involving and sometimes heartbreaking read.” – Helen Grant, YA thriller author.
“Beautifully written, compelling, impossible to put down. Its mysteries unfold with tremendous skill. I unreservedly loved Cruel Heart Broken.” – Lee Weatherly, best-selling author of The Angel Trilogy.
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