The Trophy Child

The Trophy Child

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Karen Bloom is not the coddling mother type. She believes in raising her children for success. Some in the neighborhood call her assertive, others say she’s driven, but in gossiping circles she’s known as: the tiger mother. Karen believes that tough discipline is the true art of parenting and that achievement leads to ultimate happiness. She expects her husband and her children to perform at 200 percent—no matter the cost. But in an unending quest for excellence, her seemingly flawless family start to rebel against her. Her husband Noel is a handsome doctor with a proclivity for alcohol and women. Their prodigy daughter, Bronte, is excelling at school, music lessons, dance classes, and yet she longs to run away. Verity, Noel’s teenage daughter from his first marriage, is starting to display aggressive behavior. And Karen’s son from a previous relationship falls deeper into drug use. When tragedy strikes the Blooms, Karen’s carefully constructed facade begins to fall apart—and once the deadly cracks appear, they are impossible to stop.
Publisher: New York, New York : Grove Press, 2017
Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780802125941
0802125948
Branch Call Number: Suspense F Dal

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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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