Daisy’s story was undoubtedly inspired by young women I worked with in a therapeutic community. Teenage girls who had witnessed things none of us will face in our whole lives. Sadly, many of them internalised the abuse they’d endured as being their fault.
What I desperately wanted to do was paint these girls lives realistically, but also to show the incredible determination they held within them: to shout about their resilience and ability to turn their lives around.
Daisy’s mum is gone. Her dad refuses to talk about it. As far as Daisy’s concerned, it’s all her fault. As her life starts to spiral out of control, panic leads to tragedy and Daisy’s left alone. But sometimes the kindness of a stranger can turn things around. A stranger who desperately wants to save Daisy – if she’ll only let herself be saved . . .
Praise for Saving Daisy
“Never less than completely gripping.”
“Phil Earle has truly cemented himself as an author I will read simply because his name is on the cover. I absolutely loved it.”
I Want to Read That.
“Phil Earle is not an author to hold back. Saving Daisy is a gut-wrenching, gritty realistic read that pulls no punches. Phil writes about real life issues we try and forget exist.”
“A brilliant read with a main character your heart goes out to. Highly recommended.”
The Overflowing Library.
“I cried, I laughed, I loved, I grieved. Saving Daisy was an emotional rollercoaster- one I adored and was sad to leave.”
The Book Addicted Girl
“Definitely a 10/10 read. I really want a sequel.”
Nayu’s Reading Corner
“I loved Being Billy so much I had massively high expectations for Saving Daisy. Did it deliver? Abso-bloody-lutely.”
Writing From the Tub