Susan's boyfriend, Jim, is a Catholic, a fact which Jim knows dooms the relationship. When he realizes Susan is hinting at marriage, he leaves her and she ends up being comforted by her sister's boyfriend. Her resulting pregnancy means she must flee Belfast: but she won't reveal the baby's father.

Playing with Fire 2003, Little, Brown Book Group, London

ISBN-13: 9780751532210

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Playing with Fire 2001, Little, Brown & Company, New York

ISBN-13: 9780316859349

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