Chosen by Suzy
Four children are locked in an attic for years by their mother so she may inherit her father’s wealth.
❖ “I can’t believe I put everyone through reading this book. LADIES, I APOLOGISE. I chose it for bookclub as a throwback to high school where we all loved it. Re-reading it as an adult I can only say this book is really quite horrible. There are 3 other books that follow on from it, and having read the synopsis of those I can assure people that things don’t get better. We were so starved as teenagers for information about sex that we coveted a book about incest and abuse?? Bloody hell.” – Suzy
❖ “!!! I need to use a few expletives here! I read this as a teenager and thought it was great. But re-reading at this stage of my life, I struggle to think how anyone could stomach this story. It is horrific! In saying that, I read to the very end and then googled the plot for the sequel! What is it with this book that is so grotesquely appealing?!” – Rachel
Simon & Schuster