The Doorstep Child

Annie Murray has been infantalising the minds of her readers with carelessly crafted novels of no power and less conviction for some time. Her 22nd, The Doorstep Child, is available now and her devoted readership can expect many a pot boiler to follow. Murray prepared for a literary career by training as a journalist and working for a charity in Birmingham. Find out more about the methods of this creative artist here


The summary of this drearily predictable novel is as follows. Evie spent her early years left outside on a step. Her rotter of a father was a drunk, whilst her mother neglected her. All that dear little Evie has ever craved is a safe home and a normal existence. Her young eyes had seen so much but this never tainted her beautiful spirit. If it wasn’t for her best friend Gary, and friendly dog called Whisky, Evie might never have made it to her sixteenth birthday.


At sixteen Evie meets Ken, a sweet brown-eyed boy, not much older than herself. Perhaps her fortunes have changed? But no sooner does she give over her heart than she is betrayed, not for the first time in her young life. Will Evie have the purity of heart and determination to win through against cruel fate? Should you not wish to delay in finding out hurry along to your local library.


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352 pages in Macmillan

First published 2017

ISBN  978-1447283973

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