Our February Book of the Month, The Golden Child, is flying off the shelf,
and is one of our hottest reads this year! Have you picked up a copy yet?
“But now she must rethink everything. Because if good children are proof of good parenting, then what about bad children?”
The Golden Child is a clever and original depiction of family life in all its fragility. Wendy James leads her audience as if blindfolded through a complex tale of tenuous friendships, parental expectation and ignorance. Just when you think you’ve successfully navigated this surprisingly honest and at times brutal portrayal of bullying and harassment, James removes the blindfold leaving us even more in the dark about what drives these complex characters. Slightly darker than Liane Moriarty‘s novels but one her readers will also enjoy. -Nola, QBD Fountain Gate
I settled down to read The Golden Child, and before I knew it, I was 100 pages in and thoroughly invested in the story. Wendy James has written a sharp, clever, and engaging story, with an unnerving plot. I particularly love her snark when writing the comments on Beth’s online alter-ego’s blog – there are definitely a few recognisable commenters in there! – Maddie, QBD Toombul