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Burnt Paper Sky: The worldwide bestselling thriller (Paperback)
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Burnt Paper Sky: The worldwide bestselling thriller (Paperback)

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Paperback 496 Pages / Published: 27/08/2015
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In her enthralling debut, Gilly Macmillan explores a mother's search for her missing son, weaving a taut psychological thriller as gripping and skilful as The Girl on the Train and I Let You Go. Will also appeal to fans of The Missing.

Rachel Jenner turned her back for a moment. Now her eight-year-old son Ben is missing.

But what really happened that fateful afternoon?

Caught between her personal tragedy and a public who have turned against her, there is nobody left who Rachel can trust. But can the nation trust Rachel?

The clock is ticking to find Ben alive.

WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?

Praise for BURNT PAPER SKY:

'What an amazing, gripping, beautifully written debut. Kept me up late into the night (and scared the life out of me)' Liane Moriarty, bestselling author of The Husband's Secret

'Every parent's nightmare, handled with intelligence and sensitivity, the novel is also deceptively clever. I found myself racing through to find out what happened' Rosamund Lupton, international bestselling author of Sister

'A nail-biting, sleep-depriving, brilliant read' Saskia Sarginson, Richard and Judy bestselling author of The Twins

'Heart-in-the-mouth excitement from the start of this electrifyingly good debut...an absolute firecracker of a thriller that convinces and captivates from the word go. A must read' Sunday Mirror

'One of the brightest debuts I have read this year' Daily Mail

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780349406398
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 342 g
Dimensions: 130 x 200 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
One of the brightest debuts I have read this year - a visceral, emotionally charged story from a youg woman we are sure to hear far more of. Heart-wrenchingly well told and expertly constructed, this deserves to stay on the bestseller list * Daily Mail *
. . . heart-in-the-mouth excitement from the start of this electrifyingly good debut . . . an absolute firecracker of a thriller that convinces and captivates from the word go. A must read. * Sunday Mirror *
A distinctly contemporary twist on Salem circa 1692 . . . A pacy, twisty thriller. * Independent *
If you love Gone Girl and Before I Go to Sleep, you need to read this. * Closer *
What an amazing, gripping, beautifully written debut. It kept me up late into the night (and scared the life out of me) -- Liane Moriarty - author of The Husband's Secret
A book which hooks you and keeps you focused on it until the end. * Shotsmag *
This accomplished, intelligent debut should come with a warning - it's completely addictive. A nail-biting, sleep-depriving, brilliant read -- Saskia Sarginson
Every parent's nightmare, handled with intelligence and sensitivity, the novel is also deceptively clever. I found myself racing through to find out what happened -- Rosamund Lupton
Tightly focussed and fast-paced. You won't rest until you really know what happened -- Lisa Ballantyne
What an exciting debut! This book kept me up until the small hours, from the nightmarish moment when a mother first realises that her son has disappeared, to the dramatic denouement. Gilly Macmillan's voice is innovative and confident, and she creates a cast of very human characters. There's a page-turning urgency, combined with an insightful exploration of the emotional fall-out after the abduction of a small child. Meanwhile the media and internet community are shadowy figures whose pitiless speculation and harassment seem all too believable. Written with passion and insight. Bravo, Gilly Macmillan -- Charity Norman - author of After The Fall
Deft, tense and utterly gripping, and stays with you long after the final page has been turned. -- Tim Weaver - author of Never Coming Back
This pacy, emotional and expertly characterised novel's sure to follow in the footsteps of fellow thrillers such as The Girl On The Train and Gone Girl by soaring to the top of the bestseller charts * The Media Eye *
A powerful page-turner and damning commentary on this age of the internet, where everyone has an opinion and a forum in which they can voice it. * Woman's Weekly, New Zealand *
A terrific debut. * Reader's Digest *
A very clever, tautly plotted page turned from a terrific new writer. * Good Housekeeping *
Taut, emotional and packed with suspense, it kept me glued to the pages. * Woman & Home *
Fascinating page-turner. * Prima *
A compulsive page-turner. * Red Magazine *
[Chilling] and deftly handled. * Shotsmag *
Harrowing...brilliant...so well written. A tremendous debut novel -- Mark Billingham
'A beautifully written, deeply probing psychological thriller capturing a mother's anguish and a police officer's torment in the face of a life-altering incident' * The Huffington Post *
An explosively exciting and very modern thriller. * Best Magazine *
Strong descriptions, sensitive use of language and great interactions between the characters make this story truly memorable, and it's a heart-wrenching read for any parent. * Crime Fiction Lover *
Gilly Macmillan introduces some smart variations on the [missing child] theme in her debut mystery . . . Macmillan enlivens the narrative with emails, newspaper headlines, passages from professional journals, even transcripts from Inspector Clemo's sessions with a psychotherapist. But her best move is to include vicious blog posts that go viral. Guilty or innocent, once Rachel is put on trial by the Internet, her fate may be sealed. * New York Times Book Review *

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“AN EXCELLENT NOVEL A MUST BUY MUST READ”

Review by ireadnovels.wordpress.com
A must buy must read. A gripping story to capture your heart.
Sunday 21st October Rachel took her son Ben and their dog to Leigh Woods as Ben ran on to reach the swing by the time... More

Paperback edition
13th September 2015
Helpful? Upvote 17

“'Can I run ahead...'”

Rachel Jenner and her son Ben are enjoying an afternoon in the woods, then Ben runs ahead and in that split-second Rachel loses her son.

A fast paced and gripping page turner, you get a real sense of the clock... More

Paperback edition
5th March 2015
Helpful? Upvote 14

“Some draggy bits and a bit too neat in the end but well worth reading”

While I did really enjoy most of this book, I did find it dragged on a bit too much and there were parts that felt like they were deliberately dragged out for whatever reason. I know this could be part of the story... More

Paperback edition
19th September 2017
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