Gaslight

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1899. All Nansi knows is that her mother disappeared on the day she was fished out of Cardiff docks. She can't remember anything else.

Now, with no other family to turn to, she works for Sid at the Empire Theatre, sometimes legally, sometimes thieving to order, trying to earn enough money to hire a detective to find her mother.

Everything changes when Constance and Violet join the theatre, both with their own dark secrets. Nansi is forced to be part of Violet's crooked psychic act. But it's when Constance recognises her, and realises who her mother must be, that Nansi's world is turned upside down forever. She is soon on the run for her life and she will have to risk everything if she's going to find the truth.

My Thoughts

I gave this daughter to my ten year old daughter and she curled up in a corner and didn't emerge until she'd finished. A sure test of a good story!

Nansi is a great lead character; brave, feisty, flawed and on a mission. There is a chilling baddy and the author's cinematic writing creates an authentic and vivid atmosphere for her gripping tale.

Highly recommended!

My copy of Gaslight will now go a local school library as part of the fabulous BookBuddy initiative. If you are a teacher, or a prolific reader with books to spare, do check it out and help to share the joy of reading.)

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