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The Playground Big Little Lies Meets Lord Of The Flies In This Electrifyingly Twisty Follow Up To Jane Shemilt S Breakout Debut The DaughterOver The Course Of A Long, Hot Summer In London, The Lives Of Three Very Different Married Couples Collide When Their Children Join The Same Tutoring Circle, Resulting In Illicit Relationships, Shocking Violence, And Unimaginable FalloutThere S Eve, A Bougie Earth Mother With A Well Stocked Trust Fund She Has Three Little Ones, A Blue Collar Husband And Is Obsessed With Her Instagrammable Recipes And Lifestyle And Melissa, A Successful Interior Designer Whose Casually Cruel Banker Husband Is Careful Not To Leave Visible Bruises She Curates Her Perfectly Thin Body So Closely She Misses Everything Their Teenage Daughter Is Hiding Then There S Grace, A Young Zimbabwean Immigrant, Who Lives In High Rise Housing Project With Her Two Children And Their English Father Martin, An Award Winning But Chronically Broke Novelist She Does Far For Her Family Than She Should Have ToAs The Weeks Go By, The Couples Become Very Close There Are Barbecues, Garden Parties, A Holiday At A Country Villa In Greece Resentments Flare An Affair Begins Unnoticed, The Children Run Wild The Couples Are Busily Watching Each Other, So Distracted And Self Absorbed That They Forget To Watch Their Children No One Sees The Five Children At Their Secret Games Or Realize How Much Their Family Dynamics Are Changing Until Tragedy StrikesThe Story Twists And Then Twists Again While The Three Families Desperately Search For Answers It S Only As They Begin To Unravel The Truth Of What Happened Over The Summer That They Realize Evil Has Crept Quietly Into Their WorldBut Has This Knowledge Come Too Late

About the Author: Jane Shemilt

Jane is a general practitioner who completed a post graduate diploma in Creative Writing at Bristol university and went on to study for a M.A in Creative writing at Bath Spa She was shortlisted for the Janklow and Nesbitt award and the Lucy Cavendish fiction prize for Daughter, her first novel.She and her husband, a Professor of Neurosurgery, have 5 children and live in Bristol, England.

10 thoughts on “The Playground

  1. Christine Moore Christine Moore says:

    Three families and their children become close over the course of a summer The parents become too focused on their selves and leave the children too much freedom When bad things start to happen the parents are devastated The truth is much worse than they originally thought This was a good thriller but at times, the story doesn t make as much sense as it should Some of the characters actions ar

  2. Kristi Kristi says:

    First Sentence It was surprising how quickly things took off in the end, like a bonfire, one of those big ones the children loved so much The Playground by Jane Shemilt is an insightful story that explores how engrossed some can become in their own needs and desires, and what is perceived as happiness that they ignore the glaring signs that all is not what it should be with those closest to them

  3. Kim Kim says:

    Even though this was a fiction book, it was very disturbing Once I started reading this book I could not put it down There is so much going on in this story it made me angry at times and sad at times and even sick to my stomach at other times How parents can let there children out of there site and not know what they are up to at all times is a scary thought This book takes things up 10 notches This is a fantas

  4. Kelly Kelly says:

    There s a lot of things I m not sure about in The Playground I m not sure if there s really a plot line for the first half of the book The characters, adults and children both, just go in circles around each other, manipulating and contriving I m not really sure what the title has to do with the book unless it s a metaphor, since the playground built for the youngest child barely makes an appearance I m not sure if I m

  5. Dan Dan says:

    Three families from different backgrounds come together as their children are all in the same tutoring group The adults are so self involved that they don t pay attention to the children until tragedy strikes At that point their lives unravel and we learn the truth of what really went on that summer.A lot of characters, and a lot of slow moments made it almost difficult to read I was confused and the characters were not likable,

  6. Lisa Lisa says:

    I received this as a Goodreads giveawayThis is a really well written work of psychological suspense close to Horror at times about three families that become too involved with each other after three of the children become part of the same tutoring group I couldn t put it down I m so excited I discovered this author..and will definitely be reading her past and future works.

  7. Morgan Schulman Morgan Schulman says:

    I received an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review This one was pretty twisty some obvious than others but still an enjoyable ride You really do you fall in love with the main characters, even the evil ones Solid 4

  8. Jennifer Shumate Jennifer Shumate says:

    This was an absolutely engrossing read, and much darker than I expected I accidentally finished the second half of this book in one day, because I could not put it down.

  9. emmy emmy says:

    Unfortunately, this book isn t for me The combination of a large cast of normative, unrelatable characters, and slow pacing was not enjoyable I didn t end up finishing it.

  10. Pat Pat says:

    Very interesting book with twists Compliments to author for her flowing narrative.

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