Kathryn Brooker is the headmaster's wife at a prestigious prep school.
This morning, she will cook breakfast for her family and launder last night's sheets.
This afternoon she will prune the flowerbeds, and bake a cake for her son's cricket match.
This evening, she will kneel before her husband and await his judgment.
For every rule broken, she receives a punishment. Her body is a latticework of scars. For the sake of her children, she never makes a sound.
Tonight, Kathryn Brooker snaps. She takes a paring knife from her pocket, and kills the man who has abused her for sixteen years.
Tomorrow, she will face prison, a trial, and the loss of her children.
Only then can she begin, slowly, to rebuild her life.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Head of Zeus
- Publication Date: 01/02/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781781853788