Allegation: the page-turning, unputdownable thriller from an exciting new voice in crime fiction (Paperback)
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Allegation: the page-turning, unputdownable thriller from an exciting new voice in crime fiction (Paperback)

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'This searing debut from a retired social worker of 30 years could not be more timely - nor more true ... Harrowing, moving and written with a fearsome authenticity, the story forces the reader to question where the truth lies' Daily Mail

An evil monster exposed?

Or an innocent father condemned?

A scandal will shake a small community to its very foundations.


Two women have come forward to make historical sexual allegations against a pillar of the local community, Matthew Cooper.

The case lands on the desk of inexperienced Social Worker, Kit Goddard, who must remove Cooper from his home and family while the investigation is carried out. Although intrepid and intuitive, she is ill-prepared for such a high-profile case.

Kit finds herself navigating a local minefield of connections and class, reputations and rumour. Unsure whether her interference is a heroic intervention or a hurtful intrusion, she knows one thing: it will have an impact. The question is whether this impact will be to expose a lie, or destroy an innocent life...


Reader reviews

***** Brilliant
***** An absorbing read
***** Well written and ultimately very cathartic
***** Couldn't put this book down

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781529404678
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Allegation's subject of historical abuse could not be more timely or alarming in this smashing debut from RG Adams. Social worker Kit Goddard is an utterly convincing character negotiating an obstacle course of prejudice, gossip and false truths. I hope we see more of her * The Book of Forgotten Authors *
Thought provoking and page turning at the same time. Kit Goddard is a fantastically drawn character and I look forward to reading more in the series. -- Jenny Blackhurst
This searing debut from a retired social worker of 30 years could not be more timely - nor more true ... Harrowing, moving and written with a fearsome authenticity, the story forces the reader to question where the truth lies. * Daily Mail *

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“Excellent”

This is a brilliant read.
Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start.
Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believable.
Great suspense and action with wonderful world... More

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Whispering Stories

“I was totally addicted to the ongoing case”

Newly qualified social worker Kit is thrown in at the deep end when she is given the case of an alleged historic child sexual assault by a well-liked local businessman who has powerful friends, and a father with... More

Hardback edition
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“A compelling debut, highly recommend”

Can looks really be deceiving? That is what social worker Kit Goddard is out to discover when she is asked to tackle a high profile case.

Matthew Cooper, a prominent member of a small community in South Wales has... More

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