Nadine Dorries grew up in a working-class family in Liverpool. She trained as a nurse, then followed with a successful career in the health industry. She has been the MP for Mid-Bedfordshire since 2005 and has three daughters.
'The characters are engaging, the streets scenes cinematic and the theme of the novel - abuse, both sexual and domestic - powerful' The Times.
'A heartbreaking tale' The Liverpool Echo.
'Believable and touching' Bedfordshire Today.
'Angela's Ashes with a scouse accent' Irish Times.
'A vigorous and vibrant story ... As fast-paced as it is entertaining. An addictive novel to be devoured in one sitting' Sunday Express.
'I couldn't put it down' Cristina Odone.