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Blacklands By Belinda Bauer

Blacklands by Belinda Bauer

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Summary

VOTED CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR when it was first released, and still the most gripping, powerful thriller debut you will read this year*SPECIAL EDITION* FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT FROM BELINDA'S ADDICTIVE NEW NOVEL, SNAP - the book Val McDermid has hailed as the best crime novel she has read in years.

Blacklands Summary

Blacklands by Belinda Bauer

VOTED CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR when it was first released, and still the most gripping, powerful thriller debut you will read this year *SPECIAL EDITION* FEATURING AN EXCLUSIVE EXTRACT FROM BELINDA'S ADDICTIVE NEW NOVEL, SNAP - the book Val McDermid has hailed as the best crime novel she has read in years. Steven Lamb is 12 when he writes his first letter . . . to a serial killer Every day after school, whilst his classmates swap football stickers, twelve-year-old Steven digs holes on Exmoor, hoping to find a body. His uncle disappeared aged eleven and is assumed to have fallen victim to the notorious serial killer Arnold Avery - but his body has never been found. Steven's Nan does not believe her son is dead. She still waits for him to come home, standing bitter guard at the front window while her family fragments around her. Steven is determined to heal the widening cracks between them before it's too late - even if that means presenting his grandmother with the bones of her murdered son. So Steven takes the next logical step, carefully crafting a letter to Arnold Avery in prison. And there begins a dangerous cat-and-mouse game between a desperate child and a bored psychopath . . . *Belinda Bauer's pulse-pounding new thriller, SNAP, is available to pre-order now*

Blacklands Reviews

"Extraordinarily powerful and provocative... will leave you breathless" * Daily Mirror *
"An excellent first novel, with a highly original plot" * The Times *
"A very special debut thriller, and a clear-eyed depiction of ordinary people under extraordinary stress. This is something quite new" -- ANN CLEEVES, bestselling author of the Vera and Shetland novels
"A psychological tour-de-force about the cruelty of hope and, ultimately, the triumph of innocence" * Guardian *
"The reader is fully gripped... Bauer's first novel shows an extraordinary power of imagination and, vital in crime fiction, the ability to create fear and empathy in the reader" * Independent *

About Belinda Bauer

Belinda Bauer grew up in England and South Africa and now lives in Wales. She worked as a journalist and a screenwriter before finally writing a book to appease her nagging mother. For her debut, Blacklands, Belinda was awarded the CWA Gold Dagger for Crime Novel of the Year. She went on to win the CWA Dagger in the Library for her body of work. Her fourth novel, Rubbernecker, was voted Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Her eighth novel, Snap, was a Sunday Times bestseller. It was longlisted for the Man Booker prize and voted Crime & Thriller Book of the Year at the Specsavers National Book Awards. Her books have been translated into twenty-one languages.

Additional information

GOR001454829
9780552158848
0552158844
Blacklands by Belinda Bauer
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2010-01-02
368
Winner of CWA Gold Dagger for Fiction 2010
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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