If There Be Thorns

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, 2011 - Adult child abuse victims - 392 pages
The best-selling young adult series that began with Flowers in the Attic continues in the harrowing third book of the Dollanganger Saga... They thought they had left the attic far behind,But the darkness stalks them, ready to claim the next generation... Chris and Cathy have moved out of the shadow of the attic that brought them so much torment, living a new, happy life with their children and their love. Yet the past is not done with them yet. A mysterious journal reveals hidden secrets and opens old wounds, until the anger and hatred that defined their childhood once again dominates their lives. Only forgiveness can truly set them free - but some acts are beyond redemption. Haunting and evocative, If There Be Thorns is the third book in the best-selling Dollanganger saga, still as gripping and terrifying today as it was when it first appeared.

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User Review  - atreic - LibraryThing

OK, cards on the table, I hate this book and wish it hadn't been written. It's not even very readable - it's supposed to be a spooky 'maybe my kid is a psycho' book, like 'We need to talk about Kevin ... Read full review

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User Review  - ccookie - LibraryThing

First line: ~ In the late evening when the shadows were long, I sat quiet and unmoving near one of Paul's marble statues. ~ All through this book I found things to be a little too much to accept ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Virginia Andrews lived in Norfolk, Virginia, studied art and worked as a fashion illustrator, commercial artist and portrait painter. Flowers in the Attic, based on a true story, was her first novel. It became an immediate bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic when it was first published in 1979. Virginia Andrews died in 1986, leaving a considerable amount of unpublished work.

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