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The Trophy Child

(2017)
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"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


There's nothing quite like a mother's love . . . but how much is too much before maternal ambition for a perfect child jeopardizes the delicate balance of family life and threatens its very existence?

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 betrayal. In her unsettling new domestic thriller, The Trophy Child, Daly digs beneath the serene surface of the idyllic Lake District community, delivering a suspenseful 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 the midst of her quest for excellence, her seemingly flawless family starts 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 and dance classes, 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 embraces the aimless stoner lifestyle. 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
 
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Hardback Editions

April 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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   

March 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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   

January 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: 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

May 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Trophy Child
Author(s): Paula Daly
ISBN: 0-552-17163-8 / 978-0-552-17163-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
Availability: Amazon UK   

May 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: 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
thumbTitle: The Trophy Child
Author(s): Paula Daly
ISBN: 1-5200-6671-6 / 978-1-5200-6671-4
Publisher:
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March 2017 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Trophy Child
Author(s): Paula Daly
ISBN: 1-5200-6675-9 / 978-1-5200-6675-2
Publisher:
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March 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Trophy Child: A Novel
Author(s): Paula Daly
Publisher: Dreamscape Media, LLC
Availability: Amazon   

March 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Trophy Child
Author(s): Paula Daly
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon   

March 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Trophy Child
Author(s): Paula Daly
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Trophy Child
Author(s): Paula Daly
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA   

March 2017 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Trophy Child: A Novel
Author(s): Paula Daly
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   

January 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Trophy Child
Author(s): Paula Daly
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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