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Daddy #2

Father of Lies

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Featuring many of the characters who first appeared in DADDY'S GIRL, a multi-layered novel about a family split by deceit when a young woman arrives in England to discover who her real father is.

398 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 1995

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Janet Inglis

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14 reviews2 followers
July 5, 2021
This is one of my favourite books, I think it is even better than Daddy’s girl. I was throughly impressed with the progression of Nick’s character and getting to know him even more even though he did some revolting things. It was also interesting getting to know Olivia’s father and how her departure seemed to affect him (although I would have liked their relationship to develop further). I find Janet Inglis a tremendous writer and her words conjure up a cinematic atmosphere that made me feel I was in the world of Olivia.

My main negative I would say of the book is that I found the character of Georgie a little annoying and would have liked her section of the book to have been shorter. She was overly flirtatious with all of her relatives including her grandfather which I found slightly weird. I also didn’t really understand why she had sex with Matty. I do not feel that added anything to the books. Additionally the subplot of Matty and his drug dealing seemed to drag on and definitely did not grip me.

However the writing of Nick and Olivia made the book worthwhile. Their relationship evolution was fascinating to read. Despite Nick behaving deplorably at times I was still rooting for them to be together.

I wish Janet Inglis had made a sequel to this. I’d love to know if Nick and Olivia carried on their affair. Also what her father thought to Georgie having Luke’s baby. Did the big paternity secret ever come out etc.

Overall a fantastic book and if Janet Inglis is reading this, please make a sequel!

November 23, 2014
Couldn't read this fast enough. A fantastic sequel to Daddys Girl. Lots of twists and turns and some heart stopping moments. For anyone who adored Daddys Girl and loved Olivia, the sequel is an absolute must. I absolutely loved it.
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93 reviews1 follower
November 8, 2018
This was a really hard one. The writing was fine. The story line was even ok. Young girl travels to her mother's homeland to try to discover why her mother left 18 years beforehand without further contact with her family. It was the details that left a bad aftertaste and brought my rating down. I really have to wonder what the author has had happen to her in her own life to write about incest and child molestation, and to defend both as not being morally wrong. The character Nick made me feel physically ill. He had sex with with Georgie knowing full well she was his daughter and didn't bat an eyelid knowing that she was in a relationship with Luke again knowing he was her brother. All a bit too yuck for me.But in saying that I had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen. If you can get past those parts of the book then it is an ok read.
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82 reviews1 follower
June 20, 2020
I enjoyed this much more than Daddy's Girl. The characters of the two uncles were well drawn, and the terrible dilemmas facing various of the characters were totally credible. Even Nick was more plausible, if still not terribly likeable, in this novel than the last. Only Tom, the Canadian husband, seemed poorly realised; one minute he was the best husband and father in the world, the next a selfish chauvinist who resented his wife's academic career. Apart from that, however, I found this a powerful and compelling read, exploring issues and taboos seldom addressed in fiction. I do wonder if it would stand up alone if one hadn't already read Daddy's Girl; I hope it would.
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