Rose Doyle

A Gemma Open Door book
A lodger’s dark past comes back to haunt him.
Nothing remarkable about Joe Brown. He is of average height, and he wears average clothes. His average looks are hidden behind a beard. But Joe Brown has a secret, and a past, that he wants to forget.
He might have managed it too. He might have moved on to a new life, if he hadn’t answered an ad for a room to rent. His chances would have been good if the beautiful Julia Ryan hadn’t taken him. But she became his landlord, and in no time Joe Brown’s past, and his secret, catch up with him.
This time there will be no forgetting.
Rose Doyle is a writer and journalist. Her novels, seventeen in all, include Fate and Tomorrow and Shadows Will Fall, both international bestsellers. She has a Hennessy New Irish Writing literary award for a short story and A Bisto “Book of the Year “award for Goodbye Summer, Goodbye, her novel for teenagers. She lives in Dublin.
The Story of Joe Brown
Rose Doyle
Paper, 80 pages
Reading level: 3.6