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Publisher's Summary

From a tender age, little Evie struggled....

Evie spent her early years left outside on the step. With a drunk for a father and a neglectful mother, all little Evie has ever craved is a safe home and a normal existence.

Her young eyes had seen so much, but this never tainted her spirit. If it wasn't for her best friend, Gary, and a friendly dog called Whisky, Evie might never have made it to her 16th birthday.

At 16 she meets Ken, a sweet brown-eyed boy not much older than she is. Perhaps her fortunes have changed. But as soon as she gives over her heart, she is betrayed, not for the first time in her young life....

Will Evie ever find the love and warmth she's always craved?

©2017 Annie Murray (P)2017 Isis Publishing Ltd

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Absolutely beautiful and tearful story

I cried my eyes out not only reading but listening to this story. I just wanted to hug the main character Evie. She went through some much turmoil and in the end she truely discovers about what family actually is and what it actually means to have love of a family.

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A beautiful story many would relate to

Childhood memories. Birmingham in the 60's. Children playing in the streets. Childhood friendahips. All this and more in this lovely story of Evie & her family she so desperately wanted to be accepted by. Do you often wonder what happened to the kids you grew up with? Can you picture the streets you all played in? The kid fights that went on? Have you gone back to visit & found it just as you remembered? This story will capture your heart as well as your memories as you 'will' Evie on as she battles with what life throws at her
. Beautifully read & narrator even has the Brummie accent down pat! 👍

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  • Terry
  • 15-10-2017

The doorstep child

This book and narration was an absolute treat , I found myself laughing at some of the things mentioned within the storyline ad memories came flooding back
It was really lovely
Definitely recommend

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  • bodriz
  • 15-10-2017

Spellbinding - Couldn't Stop Listening!

One of the best audiobooks I've listened to, brilliant gripping storyline, fabulous performance especially Eve's mother - I loved it!

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  • richard
  • 23-09-2017

Fabulous story

Loved this book ... it was a great story couldn’t stop listening to it and Narrated did a great job!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-09-2017

Excellent

Another winner from the pen of Annie Murray , an enjoyable read I would highly recommend .

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  • Hazel Kenny
  • 14-09-2018

The Doorstep Child

This was a very moving story which also involved a mental health issue and cruelty..

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  • Margee
  • 24-08-2018

Could not stop listening, really enjoyed this book as well as one before. Is there a follow on ?????

I would definitely recommend this book.

Made me laugh and cry.

Great listen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-08-2018

brilliant

Brilliant book and well narrated love love love it and all Anne Murray books. can't wait to start another

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  • shirley pickin
  • 09-07-2018

emotional

I couldn't switch it off it was such a gripping story and so well executed it was like being the character exceptional storyline Thank You

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-2018

The Doorstep Child

This is the first time I have listened to Annie Murray and won't be the last it was a really good story and I would recommend it to others

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  • Nicole A. Layfield-Cousins
  • 16-06-2018

Great story however...

The ending left a lot to be desired, almost as if the author got suddenly board and just finished the book off mid chapter. The narrater was great, Hubby is from West Bromwich and enjoyed hearing the brummy twang fill the room lol note to author; there is room for book 2😉

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  • heulwen jones
  • 24-04-2018

Good listen

thoroughly enjoyed this book kept me glued all the way through , can't wait to listen to the next one