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Denise Pendlebury

Denise Pendlebury is Ryan's mother.  She starts the story at home watching rolling TV news - her favourite past-time - blissfully unaware of her son's forthcoming starring appearance.

The events of the shooting take her into the centre of her obsession, and her reaction to it all surprises some and disappoints others. 
Denise instantly takes on the role of blindly supportive mother as she rushes to London from Manchester to see her son, who she can't quite believe is a murderer. 

Her motives for keeping the shooting from her husband, however, aren't quite as clear.