‘The writing is glorious, beautiful… the handling of the subject matter is so tender, so sensitive, so utterly well done. This book is just what the world needs right now. No one could read it and not learn something, not let their mind and heart open up just a little bit more. I adored it.’ Louise Beech‘Uniquely structured, Cassandra Parkin's Soldier Boy is a masterclass in interior storytelling that keeps you glued to the page.’ Ana Johns, Internationally Bestselling author of The Woman in the White Kimono
Under the shadow of trauma, Liam has been discharged from the army. As night terrors torment him and he struggles to keep his anger intact, he finds himself in his car, his daughter Alannah asleep in the back, while his wife Emma has gone AWOL. With no idea where to go for shelter, his only goal is to hold onto his daughter at all costs. But Alannah is on a journey of her own.
As the consequences of Alannah’s choices unfold, nothing will ever be the same again.
Soldier Boy is gripping story about secrets, fear, longing, lies and the power of being true to yourself, even when the price is higher than you could have imagined.