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The Elephant Girl
     

The Elephant Girl

by Henriette Gyland
 

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When five-year-old Helen Stephens witnesses her mother’s murder, her whole world comes crumbling down. Rejected by her extended family, Helen is handed over to child services and learns to trust no-one but herself. Twenty years later, her mother’s killer is let out of jail, and Helen swears vengeance. Peek-a-boo I see you… Jason Moody runs a halfway

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When five-year-old Helen Stephens witnesses her mother’s murder, her whole world comes crumbling down. Rejected by her extended family, Helen is handed over to child services and learns to trust no-one but herself. Twenty years later, her mother’s killer is let out of jail, and Helen swears vengeance. Peek-a-boo I see you… Jason Moody runs a halfway house, desperate to distance himself from his father’s gangster dealings. But when Helen shows up on his doorstep, he decides to dig into her past, and risks upsetting some very dangerous people. As Helen begins to question what really happened to her mother, Jason is determined to protect her. But Helen is getting too close to someone who’ll stop at nothing to keep the truth hidden… Henriette Gyland won the 2011 New Talent Award from the UK Festival of Romance for her debut novel Up Close.

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"The Elephant Girl has an emotionally satisfying, if very dramatic, ending with the villain literally being served justice because of their own actions. Karma’s a bitch even if the reader gets a hefty dose of villain exposition beforehand. "
DearAuthor.com, 2013/07

"Four stars - Compelling; Page Turner - A sweet love story is buried in the pages of this story, in which a high-end auction house is the battleground for familial rivalry, greed and violence. As the setting moves from the exotic locales of India to the mean streets of London, there's plenty of tension to be had among the key players. The final reveal is well-played."
RT Book Reviews

"...a really enjoyable read of loss, love, friendship, revenge, hope and redemption."
San Francisco City Book Review, 2013/11/04

"The Elephant Girl is a superb romantic thriller packed with nail-biting intrigue, heart-pounding suspense, searing emotion, red-hot passion and edge of your seat drama. Henriette Gyland is a terrific storyteller who knows how to amplify the danger, leave her readers breathless with exciting twists and turns and make them care about the characters she writes about. I thought Helen was a fantastic heroine. She was a strong, determined and controlled character who managed to overcome all the obstacles that had been thrown in her way to become the person she wanted to be. I also thought Jason was a wonderful hero – sexy, honourable and charismatic, he is certainly the guy you’d want by your side in a crisis! A spellbinding read that kept me up way past my bedtime, The Elephant Girl is a must-read for fans of romantic suspense the world over!"
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“Quite simply a lovely read. A mixture of love story, whodunit, with imaginative and intriguing twists and turns… I very much recommend that you read this novel.”
-TripFiction 8/29/2015

"The Elephant Girl is a clever, intense romantic suspense, that is a beautiful story of love, friendship, revenge and the hope of redemption. 5 Stars and a definite recommended read!"
Sorcha O'Dowd, Old Victorian Quill

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...a really enjoyable read of loss, love, friendship, revenge, hope and redemption.

The Elephant Girl has an emotionally satisfying, if very dramatic, ending with the villain literally being served justice because of their own actions. Karma’s a bitch even if the reader gets a hefty dose of villain exposition beforehand.

Four stars - Compelling; Page Turner
A sweet love story is buried in the pages of this story, in which a high-end auction house is the battleground for familial rivalry, greed and violence. As the setting moves from the exotic locales of India to the mean streets of London, there's plenty of tension to be had among the key players. The final reveal is well-played.

"The Elephant Girl is a superb romantic thriller packed with nail-biting intrigue, heart-pounding suspense, searing emotion, red-hot passion and edge of your seat drama. Henriette Gyland is a terrific storyteller who knows how to amplify the danger, leave her readers breathless with exciting twists and turns and make them care about the characters she writes about. I thought Helen was a fantastic heroine. She was a strong, determined and controlled character who managed to overcome all the obstacles that had been thrown in her way to become the person she wanted to be. I also thought Jason was a wonderful hero – sexy, honourable and charismatic, he is certainly the guy you’d want by your side in a crisis!

A spellbinding read that kept me up way past my bedtime, The Elephant Girl is a must-read for fans of romantic suspense the world over!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781890202
Publisher:
Choc Lit, Limited
Publication date:
08/01/2013
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)

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Meet the Author

HENRIETTE GYLANDgrew up in Northern Denmark but moved to England after she graduated from the University of Copenhagen. She wrote her first book when she was ten, a tale of two orphan sisters running away to Egypt, fortunately to be adopted by a perfect family they meet on the Orient Express. Between that first literary exploit and now, she has worked in the Danish civil service, for a travel agent, a consultancy company, in banking, hospital administration, and for a county court before setting herself up as a freelance translator and linguist. Expecting her first child and feeling bored, she picked up the pen again, and when a writer friend encouraged her to join the UK's Romantic Novelists' Association, she began to pursue her writing in earnest. She loves writing about complex characters who carry the burden of dark secrets and giving them the happy ending which is often denied troubled individuals in real life. Henriette lives with her family in London.

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