Objects of Desire
ISBN: 074908152x Global Overview for this book
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Published by Allison & Busby on 16 October 2006, Objects of Desire is a contemporary psychological thriller. Jess Chadwick, an ex-rock musician, is now a social worker living alone on the Welsh borders. Without warning she finds herself part of a violent and frightening world where the children she's meant to protect are kidnapped and murdered.
The police are treating her as a suspect and she no longer knows who to trust - not even herself.
Finding herself at the centre of all the horror, Jess is forced to confront her own identity if she is to save herself and the missing children - and the daughter she gave up for adoption sixteen years ago...
Here are some of the reviews so far:
* Tangled Web magazine:
'This is a stunning first novel from CJ Emerson, with an astoundingly original plot that really defies a brief description. It is awash with sinister or potentially sinister people... a very, very good mystery.'
* The Sunday Telegraph:
'Objects of Desire is an accomplished debut...This clever and disquieting novel shows Ms Emerson to be a writer to watch.'
* Andrew Taylor, author of The American Boy:
'I’ve finished Objects of Desire, and I have to say it drew me in from the first sentence. It’s beautifully written and remarkably assured for a first novel. It’s stark, contemporary modern gothic with a plot like a nest of seething vipers. On the evidence here, CJ is already a highly impressive and immensely readable crime novelist. If this is what she delivers with her first book, heaven only knows what she’s got in store for us’
* 'Shots' magazine:
'Emerson writes with authority... images will stay with the reader for ever... a book that is ghastly, heart-breaking and brilliant. Emerson does good... A remarkable debut.'