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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (187 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Niall Leonard Narrator: Daniel Weyma Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Meet Finn Maguire - a compelling new character for the crime genre.

The day Finn Maguire discovers his father bludgeoned to death in a pool of blood, his dreary life is turned upside down. He's the prime suspect in the murder. Finn must race against time to clear his name and find out who hated his dad enough to murder him. Searching the sordid, brutal London underworld for answers, Finn exposes dark family secrets and faces danger at every turn. But he's about to learn that it's the people you trust who can hit you the hardest.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A hard-hitting adventure…The thriller travels at a gripping pace, and has a thick-skinned, yet sympathetic protagonist at the head.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • Nominated for the 2013 International Thriller Writers Award for Best Young Adult Novel
  • A 2013 Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Judi | 1/16/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. It was fast paced, and a surprising ending. My only issue is that there was a few times that I needed to look up words in my kindle dictionary. I have trouble believing that a 17 yr old illiterate boy would use words such as lugubrious and incongruous. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kalen | 1/4/2014

    " I don't think I would have finished this book if I weren't reading it for the Hub challenge. I listened to the audio, which was one of the selections for Amazing Audiobooks this year. The reading was really good, and was probably the only thing that saved this book for me. Large sections of the plot were completely implausible and coincidental, and several times Finn did something that made me smack my head wondering what he was thinking. The action scenes were decent, although highly implausible, and the ending was actually somewhat sweet. Overall, listen to the audio if you need some decent background noise, otherwise skip this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Bill Howie | 1/3/2014

    " I enjoyed this book and will also read the sequel. Niall Leonard is a far better writer than his wife - it still baffled me how a book such as fifty shades can sell so many copies despite being so poorly written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Anna | 12/3/2013

    " Yes, I admit I was curious to see what the Mr. Fifty Shades of Gray hubby had to say with his 1st foray into teen fiction -- and it wasn't too terrible actually. A decent thriller & better than expected. "

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About the Author

Niall Leonard is a drama and comedy screenwriter, born in Northern Ireland and living in West London with his wife and children. Among his many television credits, he has created episodes of Wire in the Blood, Silent Witness, Ballykissangel, and Hornblower. He has also lead seminars and workshops on screenwriting and script editing for the BBC, the Northern Ireland Film Council, and the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild, and has lectured on the creative process at the University of Reading. Crusher is Niall Leonard’s debut novel.