A Bed of Knives
Gina’s relationship with her mother is strained to breaking point by Dora’s refusal to name Gina’s real dad.
Eddie is looking forward to his career as a footballer with Oxford Rangers, but can he handle the off-field pressures that go with his job? During an pre-season visit to Portugal he finds himself in difficulties with the wife of the club Chairman, with disastrous consequences.
Spider is desperate to succeed as a chef in a big London restaurant. His success in the kitchen is matched by his activities in the bedroom of one of his bosses. Not, perhaps, the best way to forge a successful career as a top chef.
Rose’s mum finds her daughter clients among the ladies to can’t find anything to fit at the upmarket boutique where she works. Her ability to make even the frumpiest woman look glamorous helps Rose’s career to take off in an unusual direction.
Five years later, Spider’s downward spiral into drink and drugs has reached rock bottom. When Gina and Rose rescue him from sleeping rough in Oxford, Gina is determined to bring him back to health. Thrown together once more, the four friends attempt to resolve their problems. Secrets are revealed, friendships renewed, and hearts are mended only to be broken again.
Published: 11 November 2013
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