The Trophy Child

The Trophy Child

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An ambitious wife and mother who expects her family to achieve high goals no matter the cost is forced to confront her impossible standards as her husband and children rebel, exposing deep cracks in the family's foundation.
In gossiping circles Karen Bloom is known as the tiger mother. She believes that tough discipline is the true art of parenting, and expects her husband and her children to perform at 200 percent. But her family start to rebel against her.... Husband Noel is a handsome doctor with a proclivity for alcohol and women. Daughter Bronte is excelling at school, music lessons, dance classes, and yet she longs to run away. Verity, Noel's daughter from his first marriage, is starting to display aggressive behavior. And Karen's son from a previous relationship falls deeper into drug use. As the deadly cracks appear, they are impossible to stop.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2017
Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition
ISBN: 9780802125941
0802125948
Branch Call Number: FICTION DALY PAULA
Characteristics: 343 pages ; 22 cm

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Eil_1
Sep 07, 2017

This was a suspense-filled book that I completed in 1-1/2 days. Twists when totally unexpected. I will definitely read another book by Daly - enjoyed it immensely.

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scrowell_09
Jun 19, 2017

Terrible book - terrible writing. The characters are two dimensional and not at all likeable or believable. Implausible storyline, a complete waste of time.

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writermala
May 26, 2017

In Karen Bloom, Paula Daly has created a mother who puts Amy Chua'sd to shame. She is determined to make her daughter a trophy child. This results in a disappearance and a murder. Detective sergeant Joanne Aspinall is called in to handle the cases of. Can she crack them? Will she find romance? Read this well-written book to find the answers.

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