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- DescriptionTwelve-year-old Steven Lamb digs holes on Exmoor, hoping to find a body. Every day after school, while his classmates swap football stickers, Steven goes digging to lay to rest the ghost of the uncle he never knew, who disappeared aged eleven and is assumed to have fallen victim to the torious serial killer Arld Avery. Only Steven's Nan is t convinced 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. And if that means presenting his grandmother with the bones of her murdered son, he'll do it. So the boy takes the next logical step, carefully crafting a letter to Arld Avery in prison. And there begins a dangerous cat-and-mouse game between a desperate child and a bored serial killer ...
- Author BiographyBelinda 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. With 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 in 2013. Her fourth novel Rubbernecker was voted 2014 Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Her books have been translated into 21 languages.
- PrizesWinner of CWA Gold Dagger for Fiction 2010.
- Author(s)Belinda Bauer
- PublisherTransworld Publishers Ltd
- Date of Publication02/01/2010
- SubjectCrime, Thriller & Adventure
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCorgi Books
- Weight240 g
- Width127 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine21 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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