Crime and thrillers December 2012

By Bernard Carpinter In Books

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13th November, 2012
Beauty queen Nicole is the most gorgeous girl at her New Jersey high school – until someone squirts acid over half her face. In Paul Griffin’s BURNING BLUE (Text, $26), Nicole then befriends loner Jay, who has his own problems, including epilepsy. Since the police seem unable to catch the assailant, Jay uses his hacking skills to try to track down the attacker before he or she can strike again. This beautifully written book covers teenage friendship and love, bullying, marriage break-ups, self-mutilation and much more, all with tenderness and subtle humour. The cryptic ...

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