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.
‘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