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You will be forgiven if you don't speak to anyone or give anything else your attention while you're reading "Sugarcoated". It is an unputdownable, skip-a-heartbeat thriller. Cloddy - the utter lost cause of a daughter - is stuck in her dad's optician's shop working for twenty-five quid every Saturday, bored out of her brain in the middle of Greenwood Shopping Centre - or Deadsville as she prefers to call it. One Saturday she closes the shop to get some peace and quiet to eat her lunch, but as she's picking at her sultana scone, a trio of 'yooths' skulk out of Gluehead Alley down the side of her dad's shop. Out of nowhere a massive hand gushing blood is splayed across the window of the shop. And then a head is thumped against the window. Neither the victim nor attackers see Cloddy, but she sees everything. Afraid for her life, she decides not to tell anyone what she's seen. Who wants to think about such things anyway when there's gorgeous Stefan to think about?Stefan who is cool and charming and has plenty of cash. Stefan who has come out of nowhere and sweeps her off her feet. Stefan who wouldn't normally look at a girl like Cloddy, let alone make her his girlfriend. At her most vulnerable time he'll look after her - or will he?This is a chilling spiral of events with an ending that will shock you. Warning: contains some violence.
Egmont Books Ltd
About the author
Catherine Forde was discovered on the slush pile. Before turning to writing full time, she worked as a lexicographer for Collins and taught in secondary schools. She lives in Glasgow with her husband and two sons. All her books have received wide acclaim and Fat Boy Swim won the Grampian Children's Book Award and was shortlisted for the Blue Peter Award and Booktrust Teenage Prize; The Drowning Pond was nominated for the Scottish Book Award and shortlisted for the Manchester Book Award; and Skarrs was longlisted for the Carnegie.
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