Hide Her Name: The Four Streets Trilogy
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My only concern was that at times I found it hard to believe this was the early sixties as it seemed to be more 50's. This is the second book in the Four Streets trilogy by Nadine Dorries and although you don't necessarily need to have read the first book in this series, as this can be read as a stand alone and it does cover what happens in the first book, I think it makes it more enjoyable if you have read all of the books. This secret is so dangerous that her mother, Maura, and the redoubtable Kathleen, her best friend Nellie’s grandmother, decide the girls must be spirited away quietly to Ireland to await the birth of the baby. I do not often purchase books as there are so many good "freebies", but this one was worth it and part 3 is a must have.
This gripping follow on from the bestselling The Four Streets finds the community alive with rumours and gossip after the murder which rocked it to the core. Glad I hadn't taken notice who the author was because if I had realised it was the MP I probably wouldn't have bothered reading it. This was the first of this series I had tried and the attitude of some of the priests and nuns is so absolutely what I can imagine. Not my usual genre but downloaded the free sample of "Hide Her Name" and then I just had to read the rest.HIDE HER NAME is the gripping sequel to Nadine Dorries's first bestseller, THE FOUR STREETS, shot through with darkness, but also filled with humour, warmth and charm. I too, grew up in this era (and in a catholic community), but we were not so naive or vulnerable as this community is portrayed. Again, the events of the book are still with me days after finishing them they were such a compelling read and I cannot recommend it enough. This is another gripping read which I just could not put down (like the other books in the trilogy, I read each one in a day they were that good) and I was so desperate to find out what would happen I stayed up way past my bedtime. This secret is so dangerous that her mother, Maura, and the redoubtable Kathleen, her best friend Nellie's grandmother, decide the girls must be spirited away quietly to Ireland to await the birth of the baby.
I thoroughly enjoyed it despite being thought provoking and bringing back memories of my Catholic school. But there's more than one reference to blue and white Panda police cars which did not appear on the streets until the mid 1960's. I thoroughly enjoyed the first book and read it in a couple of days and I became totally absorbed by the story and the characters. The story makes for uncomfortable reading in places but is so well written you just have to read on.However, unlike the first book which centred only around this area, in this book the story goes back and forwards to Ireland as we follow Kitty and her story. As for the nuns and priests, even though there are often media reports of the wrongdoinsg of the priesthood, mostly in the past, I find it hard to believe in any civilised country the abbey nuns could have treated the girls so badly. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. Her mother, Maura, and best friend Nellie's grandmother decide the girls must be spirited away to Ireland to await the birth of the baby. Fourteen-year-old Kitty Doherty, pregnant with the dead man's child, is a danger to everyone who needs to keep the secret.