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Behind Closed Doors


FORMAT: Paperback PRICE: £7.99 PAGES: 334 Pages PUBLICATION DATE: 12/07/2018 ISBN: 9781910080788

Behind Closed Doors

Miriam Halahmy

Firefly Press

Fifteen year olds Tasha and Josie are near-neighbours. But when their families let them down, they find themselves unlikely allies in a battle for survival. Josie is the daughter of an obsessive-compulsive hoarder whose house is no longer safe. Tasha, though materially well cared for, feels increasingly unnerved by her mother’s new boyfriend.

Behind Closed Doors examines how teens can live their lives when there is no security at home.

Selling points

  • Highlights little-covered issue of teenage homelessness, which affects 75,000+ young people each year, most female. The most common cause is that they are asked to leave by their families. Also confronts hoarding and mental health issues.
  • Experienced and engaged author, who is active on social media, and regularly appears at festivals and author events in schools etc.


‘This novel moves at a breathless pace... Miriam Halahmy successfully uses a light touch with this dark material. I thoroughly enjoyed it’ - Anne Cassidy

‘A gritty, moving and seldom told story about life for vulnerable young adults on the brink of homelessness seeking comfort and friendship in each other' - Sita Brahmachari