"Elizabeth Lord is a natural storyteller" Ruth Rendell Mistreated by her recently deceased husband Will, Harriet can only remember him with fear and loathing. Consequently, she cannot love their daughter Sara as she should, even though she is a beauty. Will's violence has left Harriet wary of men and she finds it hard to accept the love of her new husband, the mild-tempered Matthew Craig. In time, James is born - the son Harriet has always wanted. She smothers him with affection, neglecting Matthew and Sara in the process. Sara turns to her stepfather for companionship and comfort. She loves him dearly but cannot understand why he chooses to distance himself from her. Feeling that she's been spurned by both her mother and stepfather, she develops an armour of protection against further hurt. She believes she has no need for love or romance - but then she meets Jonathan...
Used availability for Elizabeth Lord's The Angry Heart
May 1998 : UK Hardback
June 1995 : UK Hardback
December 1995 : UK Paperback
July 2003 : UK Audio Cassette