Family care lawyer Lilly Valentine’s life is demanding enough. But when she is begged for help by Anwar Khan after his teenage sister commits suicide, she finds herself dragged into a community terrified by a self-styled vigilante group vowing to protect it’s women – by any means necessary…
Together with her new assistant Taslima, Lilly gets caught up in the sinister world of a self-styled vigilante group vowing to protect the 'honour' of the women in their community - and punishing those who 'stray.'
When another young Muslim girl disappears, Lilly knows it's only a matter of time before the group take the law into their own hands. But with so much in her own life at stake, has Lilly finally taken on more than she can handle?
A gritty, hard-hitting read that will engross fans of Martina Cole and Mandasue Heller.
Praise for Damaged Goods:
‘A fantastic first novel’
Jane Elliott, author of THE LITTLE PRISONER and SADIE
‘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.’
‘This is an excellent debut novel by a local family solicitor, that will have you enthralled from beginning to end.’
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.