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CJ Daugherty’s world of literary escapism

Books were the best-selling author’s “magic carpet ride out” of an abusive childhood home.

Christi Daugherty – also known as CJ Daugherty – is a best-selling writer of Young Adult thrillers and crime novels. As a child, she would lose herself in books and literary adventures as a way of coping with her own unstable and violent family life. Her father was controlling and abusive – her home was miserable until her mother plotted a secret midnight escape.

Her latest book written as CJ Daugherty is called Number Ten.

Presenter: Emily Webb
Producer: Maryam Maruf

Picture: Christi Daugherty
Credit: Jack Jewers

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