Blacklands (Paperback)
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Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 02/01/2010
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FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SNAP

'Extraordinarily powerful and evocative . . . will leave you breathless.'
Daily Mirror

VOTED CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR when it was first released, and still the most gripping, powerful thriller debut you will read this year.

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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 . . .

Readers love Blacklands:

'A dark, gripping story . . . full of tension' *****
'A truly chilling and disturbing read' *****
'An intelligent crime thriller that seeps with atmosphere' *****

*Belinda Bauer's pulse-pounding new thriller, EXIT, is out now*

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552158848
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 251 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
[Belinda Bauer] is such an interesting writer - a restless intelligence that always goes its own way, but always comes up with something that feels both surprising but inevitable. * Lee Child *
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 *

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“CWA Winner”

In an attempt to solve a family mystery a young boy corresponds with a dangerous and troubled man. A game of cat and mouse is what follows.

Dark and absolutely spell binding with a controversial subject matter. You... More

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“Full of Suspense”

Twelve year old Steven is lonely and feels unloved by his family. His nan spends most of her days staring out of her window waiting for a son who will never come home and he knows his mother loves his little brother... More

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“Well Worth A Read.”

I’m going to be honest and say that this is one of those books which is a little bit slow going at the start but you really need to battle through as once the ball gets rolling a few chapters in it is truly gripping.... More

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