When Daddy Comes Home

When Daddy Comes Home

by Toni Maguire
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When Daddy Comes Home by Toni Maguire

SHE FINALLY THOUGHT SHE WAS SAFE…Toni Maguire, author of Don't Tell Mummy, takes up the story of her tragic childhood where she left off, revealing the awful truth about what happened when her father, sent to jail for abusing her, was released, and came home…Toni Maguire's father abused her from the age of six, and was only found out when Toni fell pregnant, losing the child from a botched abortion. Called to her father's trial. she gave the damning evidence that put him away, and hoped that with his influence banished, she and her mother could have a happy, idyllic life once more. But her mother was unable to face the truth of what her husband had perpetrated on their daughter, and waited patiently for his return.One day, two years later, Toni walked in to find her dreaded father sitting in the living room, on day release from prison. Toni knew then she had to leave, but stayed with her mother for another two years, desperately hoping her mother would choose Toni's wellbeing over that of her father. Yet when Joe Maguire was released, Toni was despatched to collect him from the station, and from the moment he re-entered the house she knew nothing had changed in his desires, although the threat of imprisonment was enough to prevent him from acting on them. Toni was forced to leave her home, and her mother made it known she was no longer welcome.Traumatised and alone, Toni was unable to cope, and was admitted to a psychiatric hospital, sinking deeper into despair every day, finally being transferred to the dead-end ward with hope of recovery abandoned. But paradoxically it was when all hope seemed gone that Toni slowly began to improve, by sheer force of indomitable will – but the ultimate step occurred when she finally admitted to herself that her mother, whom she wanted so desperately to love her, had known all along what her father had done.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780007280032
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/04/2008
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 138,411
File size: 379 KB

About the Author

Having spent twenty years in London, Toni Maguire now lives in Norfolk. She is the author of the No. 1 bestseller Don’t Tell Mummy and top 10 bestseller When Daddy Comes Home.

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When Daddy Comes Home 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What Toni went survived was beyond horrible. My heart ached for her and raged in defense of her. The most horrifying fact of all is that this still goes on today.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made me cry nice book
224perweek More than 1 year ago
What a thoroughly depressing story. Could things get any worse for Toni? I feel so bad that she had such a tough time moving past her parents. And her father........what an a**hole. I'll hate him for her.
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