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Thorn

Thorn

by Vena Cork

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The Thorns are living a happy family life in North West London when a tragedy changes their lives for ever. Rosa takes a job as a supply drama teacher in the tough local comprehensive to which her two teenage children - a seventeen-year-old son and a fourteen-year-old daughter - also attend. Then someone begins to stalk her daughter and sinister events start to unfold. Who could be the perpetrator of such malice? Is it the schizophrenic gardener who tends the park opposite their house? The headteacher is very interested in the attractive Rosa. Then there are her neighbours, who, on the surface seem kindly, but why are they having strange nocturnal gatherings? The urban world is becoming a sinister place for the Thorns, and is Rosa strong enough to protect her life, but more importantly, the lives of her adored children?

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About the Author

Vena Cork

Vena studied at Homerton College, Cambridge, and was one of the first female members of the Cambridge Footlights. She was an actress, playwright and teacher before becoming a full-time writer and producing the Thorn trilogy.

Thorn, the first in the trilogy, was hailed by the Guardian as 'a compelling, dark-hued psychological thriller', by Time Out as 'an outstanding debut', and by The Times as 'one of those rare and energetic books you can't put down and don't want to end.' It was followed by The Art of Dying and Green Eye, both also highly praised. The trilogy is now available from Lume Books. A Rosa Thorn novella, Playing Dead, is also available as are two standalone novels, The Lost Ones and Toxic, both published by Lume Books.

Vena lives in London with her husband, the art critic Richard Cork. She has two sons, two daughters, a grandson and a granddaughter.

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