Alice Jacobs has finally found the family she always wanted…
With her shy smile and kind nature, Alice wins the hearts of the Arnold family. Decent and well respected,Tom and Nancy Arnold have raised two very different sons, Frank and Joe.
Frank is a devious, brutal man. Seeing Alice as the key to his fortune, he is determined to have her for himself. However, his younger brother Joe has fallen in love with Alice, so when she and Frank become engaged to marry, Joe leaves home, determined to put a distance between himself and temptation. He reluctantly returns when Frank summons him to be his best man.
Alice finds herself inexplicably drawn to Joe, but feeling it to be her duty, she goes ahead and marries Frank, not wishing to hurt him. On their wedding night Frank shows his true colours and when he forces Alice to reveal a devastating secret, his evil nature reaps a shocking revenge.
In his blind hatred, intent on punishing those who have crossed him, Frank plans the final, ultimate retribution. An act that could tear apart not only the Arnold family, but shatter the lives of those around them forever. Unless someone can stop him …
Josephine Cox was born in Blackburn, one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, Josephine met and married her husband Ken, and had two sons. When the boys started school, she decided to go to college and eventually gained a place at Cambridge University. She was unable to take this up as it would have meant living away from home, but she went into teaching – and started to write her first full-length novel. She won the ‘Superwoman of Great Britain’ Award, for which her family had secretly entered her, at the same time as her novel was accepted for publication.
Praise for Blood Brothers: -
”'Thanks to her near faultless writing, sympathies will lurch from one character to another, and as events reach their dramatic conclusion readers will find it impossible to tear themselves away.” - News of the World
”'Another hit for Josephine Cox” - Sunday Express
Praise for Josephine Cox’s previous bestsellers: -
”'Cox’s talent as storyteller never lets you escape the spell” - Daily Mail
”'Another masterpiece” - Best
”'Another beautifully spun family epic” - Scottish Daily Echo
”'A surefire winner” - Woman’s Weekly
”'Passionate and touching, an irresistible read. It’s a perfect book to while away an afternoon. Just make sure you hide Born Bad away from your mum and grandmother because they’ll love it too” - News of the World