New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of The Trophy Child

The Trophy Child

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Paula Daly is acclaimed for her distinctive voice, masterful plotting, and terrifying depictions of ordinary people whose everyday lives are turned upside down through deception and murder. In her unsettling new domestic thriller, The Trophy Child, Daly digs beneath the serene surface of the idyllic suburban Lake District community where families strive for perfection, delivering a suspenseful, surprising story of motherhood and fallibility.

Karen Bloom is not the coddling mother type. She believes in raising her children for success. Some in the neighborhood call her assertive, others say she's driven, but in gossiping circles she's known as: the tiger mother. Karen believes that tough discipline is the true art of parenting and that achievement leads to ultimate happiness. She expects her husband and her children to perform at 200 percent - no matter the cost. But in an unending quest for excellence, her seemingly flawless family start to rebel against her.

Her husband Noel is a handsome doctor with a proclivity for alcohol and women. Their prodigy daughter, Bronte, is excelling at school, music lessons, dance classes, and yet she longs to run away. Verity, Noel's teenage daughter from his first marriage, is starting to display aggressive behavior. And Karen's son from a previous relationship falls deeper into drug use. When tragedy strikes the Blooms, Karen's carefully constructed facade begins to fall apart - and once the deadly cracks appear, they are impossible to stop.

A thrilling tale of ambition and murder, Daly's richly imagined world of suburban striving and motherly love is an absorbing page-turner about the illusions of perfection and the power games between husband and wife, parent and child.

Genre: Mystery    

"Sheer perfection. THE TROPHY CHILD is gripping, darkly funny and bound to induce spasms of guilt in even the least pushy parent. I can’t remember the last time I was so enthralled. I want to stand on a mountain top and tell everyone to read this brilliant novel." - Mark Edwards

"Another fantastic twisty-turny novel by one of my favourite authors. I am always enthralled by her books and this is her best yet." - Jill Mansell


Similar Books by other authors...


Used availability for Paula Daly's The Trophy Child

Hardback Editions

April 2017 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Trophy Child
Author(s): Paula Daly
ISBN: 1-4104-9796-8 / 978-1-4104-9796-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2017 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Trophy Child: A Novel
Author(s): Paula Daly
ISBN: 0-8021-2594-8 / 978-0-8021-2594-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2017 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: The Trophy Child
Author(s): PAULA DALY
ISBN: 0-593-07521-8 / 978-0-593-07521-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

March 2018 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Trophy Child: A Novel
Author(s): Paula Daly
ISBN: 0-8021-2767-3 / 978-0-8021-2767-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   


May 2017 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Trophy Child
Author(s): Paula Daly
ISBN: 0-552-17163-8 / 978-0-552-17163-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


May 2017 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Trophy Child
Author(s): Paula Daly
ISBN: 0-552-17443-2 / 978-0-552-17443-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2017 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Trophy Child
Author(s): Paula Daly
ISBN: 0-385-68607-2 / 978-0-385-68607-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


January 2017 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Trophy Child
Author(s): Paula Daly
ISBN: 0-593-07522-6 / 978-0-593-07522-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

March 2017 : Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Trophy Child
Author(s): Paula Daly
ISBN: 1-5200-6675-9 / 978-1-5200-6675-2
Publisher:
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2017 : Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Trophy Child: A Novel
Author(s): Paula Daly
ISBN: 1-5200-6671-6 / 978-1-5200-6671-4
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


March 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Trophy Child: A Novel
Author(s): Paula Daly
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   


March 2017 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Trophy Child: A Novel
Author(s): Paula Daly
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Trophy Child
Author(s): Paula Daly
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   


March 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Trophy Child
Author(s): Paula Daly
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Trophy Child
Author(s): Paula Daly
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2017 : USA Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Trophy Child: A Novel
Author(s): Paula Daly
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   


January 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Trophy Child
Author(s): Paula Daly
Publisher: Transworld Digital
Availability: Amazon UK