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"...an ending you will never expect in a million years!"
As the war in Vietnam stutters to a close, a heavily pregnant Faith flees America for a new life in England. Three decades on and her son, thirty-something slacker Dan, knows he's wasting his life in pubs, nightclubs, and his dead-end bookstore job - but nothing seems to stir his soul except listening to the music he loves and setting the world to rights with his colleague Fiona. That all changes, though, when a man with storied eyes and an old army jacket steps into the bookstore and introduces himself as the father Dan never had a chance to know.
But is Jacob, a battered and broken war veteran, really who he claims to be?
As he and Dan kindle their relationship, more and more comes under question; including Jacob's true purpose in seeking Dan out, the unanswered mysteries of his past, and the pivotal role he'll play in Dan and Fiona's uncertain future. Soon, Dan comes to understand that his life is very far from meaningless - and that the choices he's being forced to make might have deadly and irredeemable consequences.
The Heart Ladder is a powerhouse psychological thriller by debut author Sibby Spencer, praised for its taut characterisation, unique delivery, and a shocking twist ending that will leave readers breathless.
"The book was beautifully written, the premise really interesting and brilliantly plotted. I particularly liked the ending – no spoilers but it was a great twist! Highly recommended.
I loved this book. Fantastic, page turning story and beautifully written. Amazing twist which I definitely didn't see coming. I can't recommend it enough.
A beautifully written, twisty turny novel. Expect the unexpected!"