Unbecoming

Katie’s life is falling apart: her best friend thinks she’s a freak, her mum’s controlling, her dad’s run off, she’s in love with someone whose identity she can’t reveal and now her estranged grandmother’s turned up on the doorstep and Katie’s expected to care for her.

As she spends time with an elderly woman she’s never known, Katie discovers she’s not the only one hiding the truth. In fact, nothing in her family is what it seems. As she turns detective and unravels a history that spreads back fifty years, Katie realises that if she’s going to get her life back together, she’s going to have to expose everyone’s deepest secrets - including her own.

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