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Published by Matadors, 28
August 2015. ISBN: 978-1-78462-366-1
Lucy and Paul live in a house in London and are looked
after by an “Aunt” Sarah. The house is actually owned and run by a Father
Copse, member of a religious cult headed by a God like figure known as the
Along with other children in the vicinity they are
educated in a special school run by the strict religion. The aim is to groom
them to infiltrate the outside world ready to take over every country.
However several things happen to Lucy to slowly make
her lose her faith in the strict sect she has been brought up in and she plans
her escape. The trouble is she wants to take Paul who is only three years old
along with her so it needs extra careful planning. People she thought she could
trust turn out to be infiltrators spying in the name of the Magnifico and she
struggles to get away safely. She can't even trust the police. Added to this,
who is the mysterious 'tenant' living on the top floor of the house? All the
person's meals are sent up by a dumb waiter and they are kept locked in at all
Lucy makes friends with two other children also
wanting to run away and so begins their bid for freedom making for absorbing
I did enjoy this book, but I can imagine that
teenagers of about fifteen or sixteen would enjoy it even more. I think my
grand daughter at that age would have loved it. It is well written and moves at
a good pace throughout.
It tends to make me wonder how many of these so called
'religions' are actually in existence and have grand illusions of 'ruling the
world'? Probably more than we would like to think!
Larche Daviesstudied law at the universities of Aberystwyth and
London. She worked in London as a barrister and legal journalist, and then in
Cardiff as a judge in employment tribunals. She has five children and seven
grandchildren. The Father's House is
her first novel. She started writing it after she fell over the dog and broke
I have a great love of books and reading, especially crime and thrillers. I
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of great new authors.