|Refuge (2002) [Novel]|
by Gillian White
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(From the publisher):
Shelley loves all her kids with a fierce passion. But Joey, her eldest, has always been a problem. But surely he wasn't one of the youths who set light a pram with a small baby in it? When the police arrive and take him away to be questioned, she has to endure the primative hostility of a neighbourhood outraged by the death of an innocent little child.
Shelley has to take her other children to a place of safety, and the authorities put her in touch with the Boltons, a kindly farming couple who take in problem families and work miracles on them. On their remote Dartmoor farm Shelley and her kids find refuge - fresh air, wholesome food and a discipline which they have never known before. The children seem calmer, happier. But many families have come to the Boltons' farm, and not all of them have left it...
Original title: Refuge
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Suspense