Star Struck by Karen J Mossman
About the Author
Karen J Mossman married the boy next door in 1980 and they had two children, both of which were born on the same day, two years apart. At present she lives in Manchester, UK, but hopes next year to be a resident of Wales. Karen has always wanted to write full time and the opportunity came up in 2013. Star Struck is her first published novel. She had a second one due out soon and has just completed the first draft of third one, her first attempt at a thriller.
When life throws you a curve ball, who will there be catch it?
A story of love, loss, betrayal, friendship and kinship set in 1980s Manchester with fashion and music of the day.
Joanna Nelson is trying to escape her past, but is still haunted by it. When her mum suddenly turns up, it brings back memories of being locked in a dark cupboard, of beatings, and of being dressed up like doll. All of which have consequences that she still carries with her. Thank goodness she has a sister and good friends to support her. The trouble is it gets complicated when her best friend is a ‘he’.
Just when Joanna was through the worst, her life is turned upside with something she could never have envisioned. Who of her friends will be there for her? Or will she find herself alone?
‘She couldn’t escape it. Ever since the other night, throwing out Janet had felt like throwing out a child... and like throwing out her much younger self. Somewhere in the recesses of her mind, a deep, painful sympathy had been waiting. She couldn’t escape what she went through with Mam, and she knew it was happening to Janet. Poor, stupid Janet. She saw Mam all around Janet, but no matter how obnoxious Janet was, she was a victim of Mam just as Joanna was herself. If only... If only someone else could take care of Janet, take it all away from her...’
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