A daughter accused of murder. And unable to defend herself… A dark, gritty thriller, perfect for fans of Kimberley Chambers and Jessie Keane.
When a prostitute is found butchered on a notorious Luton council estate, the finger is immediately pointed. The prime suspect? Her 14-year-old daughter, Kelsey.
But Kelsey is unable to defend herself. After an attempt to take her own life, Kelsey has been left horrifically scarred and mute – unable to even utter the words ‘not guilty’.
It’s down to Lilly Valentine – a tough-talking Yorkshire lawyer – to prove Kelsey’s innocence. Prostitution, paedophilia, drugs and blackmail: Lily must put her own life at risk to save a silent, terrified child and find the real killer…
‘Terrific! A great read.’ Jessie Keane
‘A dark and gripping read that will have you on the edge of your seat … this terrific debut novel is full of intrigue and a real page-tuner.’ Closer Magazine
‘A fantastic first novel.’ Jane Elliott, author of THE LITTLE PRISONER
About the author
Helen Black was brought up in a mining town in West Yorkshire. She moved to London in her twenties and trained to be a commercial lawyer. On qualification she shifted lanes and has practised criminal and family law for over ten years. She specialises in representing children in the care system. She now lives in Bedfordshire with her husband and young children. Damaged Goods is her debut novel.
Brilliant read about a drug taking prostitute mom who got clean under her pimps nose to be killed any way but the twist in what happens to her kids is a sad and really great read brilliant writer nice for new author s to come about