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Sons and Mothers-bookcover

By: David Tetlow

Sons and Mothers

Pages: 182 Ratings: 4.3
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The year was 1939 and soldiers were about to go to war. Constance Cummings, a sixteen-year-old beautiful but naïve young girl, was taken in by a conniving and duplicitous junior army officer who was already married with a family using a false identity.

With the false promise of later marriage and following a wager with his colleagues he lured the girl into a seedy room where he raped her.

She found herself to be pregnant and in 1940 she had a baby with an unknown father. Even though she had been duped and raped this was considered to be a disgrace and the child, a boy, was taken from her without her even being aware of his sex.

Meanwhile, some miles away the offender’s real wife gave birth to a son.

This is a story of their lives from that point on. Will Constance ever meet up with her son? Will the offender’s real wife ever realise what a dreadful man she had married? Will the two half-brothers ever meet and become friends?

David Tetlow was born in Rossendale, Lancashire, during the Second World War. Following his school years, he worked as a mechanical engineer and later specialized in textile machinery research and development.

He is married to Joyce and has a son, a daughter and four grandchildren. He joined the Lancashire police during the 1960s and completed most of his thirty-year-service in Greater Manchester, where he retired as an investigating officer.

Customer Reviews
4 reviews
4 reviews
  • jack tait

    Another holiday read from david tetlow,davids characters live up to their names.very enjoyable

  • andrew wallwork

    David Tetlow back at his best. A great page turner a gripping
    read with nicely crafted plot and characters

  • Stephen Carr

    A fabulous holiday read that I simply couldn’t put down. A triumph of good over bad when two worlds separated at birth come crashing back together in adult life. The only downside? The reading of the book was finished in three days!

  • Neil & Jan

    Having read all of David Tetlow's books this one is by far the one that brings the author's knowledge of police work to the fore. Well done, a gripping, exciting, and enjoyable read. Can't wait to read the next one.

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