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The Killing Woodsby Lucy Christopher
Synopses & Reviews
Fatal attraction, primal fear, survival in the forest: From the author of the Printz Honor Book Stolen, the highly anticipated thriller about deadly games played in the dark.
Ashlee Parker is dead, and Emily Shepherd's dad is accused of the crime. A former soldier suffering from PTSD, he emerges from the woods carrying the girl's broken body. "Gone," he says, then retreats into silence.
What really happened that wild night? Emily knows in her bones that her father is innocent — isn't he? Before he's convicted, she's got to find out the truth. Does Damon Hilary, Ashlee's charismatic boyfriend, have the answers? Or is he only playing games with her — the kinds of games that can kill?
"This taut, psychologically realistic murder mystery knits trauma, danger, tragedy and hope into one cohesive tale." Kirkus, Starred Review
"Printz honoree Christopher (Stolen) returns with another tense and nimbly crafted psychological thriller....Two meticulously constructed voices assemble a dark and unnerving puzzle in this immersive mystery." Publishers Weekly
Emily's dad is accused of murdering a teenage girl. Emily is sure he is innocent, but what happened that night in the woods behind their house where she used to play as a child? Determined to find out, she seeks out Damon Hillary, the enigmatic boyfriend of the murdered girl. He also knows these woods. Maybe they could help each other. But he's got secrets of his own about games that are played in the dark.
A new psychological thriller from the award-winning and bestselling author of Stolen and Flyaway.
About the Author
Lucy Christopher's novel Stolen was named a Printz Honor Book by the ALA and received England's Branford Boase award and Australia's golden Inky for best debut. In a starred review, Publishers Weekly called it "an emotionally raw thriller...a haunting account of captivity and the power of relationships." She is also the author of Flyaway, a novel for younger readers. Lucy lives in Monmouth, Wales, where she is currently finishing her third book, The Killing Woods, a psychological thriller for teens. Visit her website www.lucychristopher.com and follow her on Twitter @LucyCAuthor.
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