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3.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 53.18 out of 5 3.18 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Belinda Bauer Narrator: John Curless Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2016 ISBN: 9781449836849
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Steven Lamb digs holes on Exmoor, hoping to lay to rest the ghost of his uncle, who disappeared aged eleven and is assumed to have fallen victim to the serial killer Arnold Avery. Only Steven’s Nan is not convinced her son is dead. Steven is determined to heal the widening cracks in his family 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 Arnold Avery in prison. And there begins a dangerous game between a desperate child and a bored serial killer. A game that will have more terrifying consequences than Stephen could ever imagine …

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  • “An unsettling novel, with the sort of devastating emotional content that makes it both difficult to read and difficult to forget.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sidnie | 6/24/2011

    " I look forward to other entries by this author. Very interesting and original plot. Writing style was a little jerky. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robin | 6/20/2011

    " great read! couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 6/18/2011

    " Very good thriller. I did find the ending a bit weak, but the characterization and plot was excellent. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marzie | 6/16/2011

    " This is an amazing psychological crime thriller. I will definitely read Ms. Bauer's next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 6/14/2011

    " book with a good twist on the criminal genre. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 6/6/2011

    " Ok book. You do feel really bad for the main character throughout most of the book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cathy | 5/11/2011

    " this could have been a good book but instead tried to get into the mind of a pedophile jailed for serial child murders and toying with the brother of one of his victims. way too dark for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Naomi | 5/5/2011

    " This was a very cool, engrossing, yet quick read re: a child serial killer set in the moors of England. I absolutely loved it. Most times, I have difficulties with books which have children as the victims but this one was really tastefully done (if that is possible) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 4/26/2011

    " A very original, dark story. Not your average murder mystery. Rather disturbing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 NuevoRain | 4/19/2011

    " Loved the beginning of the book- incredibly creeped out by the premise. Listened to it, so I almost died as the pedophile met up with the boy. Lots of great tension. Almost relieved at such a quick wrap up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karyn | 4/15/2011

    " A gloomy and dark novel, but couldn't wait to find out how it would end. A little boy tries to restore some happiness in his miserable home, but bites off more than he can chew. "

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About the Author
Author Belinda Bauer

Belinda Bauer is the author of six award-winning novels which have been translated into twenty-one languages. She won the Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold Dagger Award for Crime Novel of the Year for Blacklands, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award for Rubbernecker, and the CWA Dagger in the Library Award for outstanding body of work.

About the Narrator

John Curless is a theater, film, and television actor. He has appeared on Broadway in Journeys End, The Sound of Music, and The King and I and off-Broadway in Passion Play, Comic Potential, and The Entertainer. His film and television credits include Vibrations, Ed, and NYPD Blue. His audiobook narrations have been awarded two AudioFile Earphones Awards.