Susanna Bavin is originally from Manchester and her writing is strongly inspired by her Mancunian roots. She now lives in Llandudno in North Wales and is a keen member of the RNA. The Deserter's Daughter is her first novel.
`Susanna's gritty tale of events triggered by the revelation of a family secret swept me into 1920s Manchester and kept me in suspense right to the end' Cathy Woodman, author of Trust Me, I'm a Vet; `A gripping, mouth-watering twist-fuelled read from start to finish... A measure of all good books is simply, does the reader want to read on? And the answer here is, without a doubt, yes!' Carol Rivers, author of A Wartime Christmas; `Saga lovers are sure to enjoy this first book by Susanna Bavin. Her story is a real page-turner and will tug at your heart strings.' Anna Jacobs, author of the Greyladies series; '`This story is fascinating and at the same time heartbreaking. The terrible cruelty meted out to the wives and families of deserters, the awful shame which affected every aspect of their lives. Susanna Bavin has captured this era beautifully - in the struggles of half-sisters Evadne and Carrie to find happiness. There is tragedy, hope and courage here. A wonderful debut.' Maddie Please, author of The Summer of Second Chances