The Secret Solitaire
CJ Openshaw, author
They abuse her body. But they can’t destroy her determination to survive. Set in the English town of Madalena during the start of the 20th Century, left penniless after being forced to quit her job, Anna suffers in silence whilst her ghastly landlord abuses his power of authority. Writing in a notebook to a friend she simply calls Cate, Anna reveals that she is a murderer. When Anna’s grandfather finds her a new job in Windsor, she hopes it will be the answer to her problems. But the move to Berkshire turns out to be part of an illicit conspiracy. When Anna uncovers the truth about her hidden family background, she is left with only her will to survive and her determination to wreak revenge. This raw and poignant story of a family ripped apart pulls no punches.