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The Reckoning - Patricia Tyrrell

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2004, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

First British Edition. [First Published: 2002] From the cover: “In a phone booth beside a dusty Arizona highway, fifteen-year-old Gate listens in on yet another conversation between Les (the man who has raised her since she was an infant) and her mother. But this is no ordinary parental discussion, for the woman at the end of the line hasn’t seen her daughter since she was three years old, and the man in the phone booth with Gate is the homeless drifter who abducted her from beside her sleeping parents over a decade ago. Now Les has finally decided that the time has come for Gate to go home. But how will Gate cope with learning to love a mother she can’t remember, and with learning to reject the father-figure she has loved for twelve years? How will her English mother square the memories of her three-year-old daughter with the hard-bitten, poorly educated and cynical teenager who turns up on her doorstep in Virginia? And what will happen to them both when the awful secret Gate is hiding is brought out into the open?”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 218
ISBN: 0297848917