**A gritty and emotional family drama, from the Sunday Times bestseller.
Perfect for fans of Nadine Dorries and Katie Flynn.** You can never leave a bad man behind... Mavis Pugh has had a hard life. Despised and abused throughout her teenage years, she turned to the first man who showed her kindness.
But her new husband, Alec, quickly revealed himself to be a violent bully. When Mavis escapes from Alec, she thinks the worst is behind her.
Moving to a large family house with her two children is more than she ever dreamed of, and when handsome sign-writer Tommy takes an interest in her, she can't believe her luck. But Alec is far from a distant memory and, unbeknown to Mavis, he's watching her and her happy family closely.
Just waiting for the right time to make his next - and final - move...