Women’s Empowering novel by Polly White. Grace Negrescu is a Romanian teenager dreaming of UK streets paved with gold. Zul Mohammad is the savvy bad-boy from Birmingham who saw her coming. At first, she craves independence. Then money. Then love. What she gets is a rough deal.
While she figures out what she actually needs in an unfamiliar city, she spirals towards abuse. Amidst a cocktail of toxic sweeteners, her instinct is never to give up but a new friend recommends that she run. Only her diary knows everything.
What if she goes?
Bewildered, she considers the tortuous case presented by Detective Inspector Stretton. By dropping superstitions, she could believe in a worker at the Centre called Joe, telling her about deserving justice. Hopefully, she can reclaim her identity and switch to the right path… Until Grace discovers how to trust again, what are the chances?
Despite these complications, all she needs is faith.
A cautionary tale for older teens, parents—anyone who’s questioned how innocent students from good families are so easily sucked into the sleazy underworld.