Kerry tries to protect her sister, but she can’t protect her mum or herself from Bill, her stepfather. He’s mean and volatile and likes to drink. When she meets Tommy, they fall in love, and she finds out his last girlfriend brought trouble to his nice normal family. Not wanting to jeopardize their relationship and do the same, Kerry tries to keep her secrets behind closed doors.
Eventually, the bruises and the lies tell their own story. She can’t hide the fact Bill is wrecking their family, and deeper family issues threaten to destroy the best thing that ever happened to her—Tommy.
A coming of age story set to a backdrop of seventies music and fashion.
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What other reviewers are saying about Behind Closed Doors.
“Behind Closed Doors is heartbreaking. I could feel so much of Kerry’s pain as well as the love Tommy had for her. I definitely recommend this story.” — Romaine Heart (Amazon Reviewer)
“This is my first time reading this author. I found this book to be filled with emotion as Kerry shows just how strong of a character she is. It’s wonderfully written and highlights the fact that we don’t always know what is happening behind closed doors. This is an amazing read and I recommend it to everyone…” — Sharon (Vine Voice Amazon)
“The book is a good inspirational romance read. The story has a good story line, and the story is a well written read. The characters are good, and they have good chemistry. The story is an enjoyable emotional romance read.” — Kimberly (Amazon Reviewer)
Five out of Five Stars
Teenage life is hard enough without adding the problems Kerry must face on a daily basis. She loves her mother and sister and will do anything to try to protect them. But Kerry has big secrets, dark secrets, and she doesn’t want them to ruin her chances with Tommy, a boy she meets from a nice, normal family, not one dysfunctional, like her own. How long can she hide her secrets behind closed doors? How long can she mask the bruises, and the darker story behind them? Will she ever learn to trust Tommy with her secrets?
This author is new to me. I thought she did an excellent job of showing Kerry in a realistic light, her pain, her fear, but also her hope for a better future. In a perfect world, no child would be abused, but we all know this is not a perfect world. The message being given is one of hope for a brighter tomorrow, and taking charge of your own destiny. Karen J. Mossman is a talented author writing a Young Adult story about a taboo subject. Potential triggers involved, though nothing in graphic detail. I definitely plan to read more by this author.
Other novels by Karen J. Mossman. Visit her Amazon Author page HERE
Karen J Mossman has been writing since she was a child, and only went into publishing in 2014.
After spending most of her life in the city, she now resides with her husband and two dogs in Anglesey, off the north Wales coast.
Karen maintains The Magic of Stories website and she also reviews every book she reads on Karen’s Book Buzz Blog.