- World English Language: Riverrun
- Published: 18th February 2021
- Agent: Laetitia Rutherford
There isn’t going to be an easy way to say this . . .’
An evil monster exposed?
‘. . . I’m afraid an allegation has been made’
Or an innocent father condemned?
A scandal will shake a small community to its very foundations.
Sandbeach, South Wales. Two women have come forward to make historical sexual allegations against a pillar of the local community, Matthew Cooper. And child-safeguarding protocol demands that Social Services remove the accused from his home and his family, while a formal assessment is carried out.
The Cooper case lands on the desk of inexperienced Social Worker, Kit Goddard. Although intrepid and intuitive, she is ill-prepared for such a high-profile case.
Kit finds herself navigating a local minefield of connections and class, reputations and rumour. Unsure whether her interference is a heroic intervention or a hurtful intrusion, she knows one thing: it will have an impact. The question is whether this impact will be to expose an iniquitous lie, or destroy an innocent life…