Sunday, 14 June 2015

Tissue of Lies by Carole Parkes

Title: Tissue of Lies


Julie Simpson had always suspected the dear couple who’d raised her were not her real parents. To her horror, she discovers her fears are well founded; even worse, this couple took part in her abduction when she’d been just a baby. Julie longs to find out the truth; but, she’s reluctant to start anything which might result in her mum and dad being prosecuted for her abduction. She still loves them and wants to protect them.
Ultimately, the need to know her origin wins. Secretly, she seeks out her real parents and forms a relationship with them; but owing to the necessity to safeguard her mum and dad, it’s a relationship formed on lies.
Julie’s husband John, in on the secret, fears there is something odd about her new-found parents, particularly her birth mother Jeanette, who strikes him as being insincere. However, the uncanny resemblance between her and his wife Julie quickly dispels his fears; they look so alike he cannot doubt they are mother and daughter. As the relationship deepens, John soon forgets his initial fears.
Perhaps he would have been wiser to heed his instincts, for all is not as it seems; there is something odd about Jeanette. Her husband Arthur notices her changing. Yet even he is totally ignorant of the conniving lengths she’s prepared to go to wreak her revenge. Surprisingly, her revenge is not meant for her daughter’s abductors, for there is another, even older score that she wishes to settle. It’s a tale of lies, deceit, greed, revenge and much more.