The Elephant Girl

Henriette Gyland

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.
Date Published :
August 2013
Publisher :
Choc Lit
Language:
English
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Overview
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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. Peek-a-boo I see you… 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… Henriette Gyland won the 2011 New Talent Award from the UK Festival of Romance for her debut novel Up Close.

REVIEWS
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"The Elephant Girl has an emotionally satisfying, if very dramatic, ending with the villain literally being served justice because of their own actions. Karma’s a bitch even if the reader gets a hefty dose of villain exposition beforehand."

- Dear Author

"Four stars - Compelling; Page Turner - A sweet love story is buried in the pages of this story, in which a high-end auction house is the battleground for familial rivalry, greed and violence. As the setting moves from the exotic locales of India to the mean streets of London, there's plenty of tension to be had among the key players. The final reveal is well-played."

- RT Book Reviews

"...a really enjoyable read of loss, love, friendship, revenge, hope and redemption."

- San Francisco Book Review

"The Elephant Girl is a superb romantic thriller packed with nail-biting intrigue, heart-pounding suspense, searing emotion, red-hot passion and edge of your seat drama. Henriette Gyland is a terrific storyteller who knows how to amplify the danger, leave her readers breathless with exciting twists and turns and make them care about the characters she writes about... A spellbinding read that kept me up way past my bedtime, The Elephant Girl is a must-read for fans of romantic suspense the world over!"

- Single Titles

‘The Elephant Girl’ is a clever, intense romantic suspense, that is a beautiful story of love, friendship, revenge and the hope of redemption. 5 Stars and a definite recommended read!

- Sorcha O'Dowd, Old Victorian Quill