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Blacklands (Large Print) (Wheeler Hardcover)

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EIGHTEEN YEARS AGO, Billy Peters disappeared. Everyone in town believes Billy was murdered — after all, serial killer Arnold Avery later admitted killing six other children and burying them on the same desolate moor that surrounds their small English village. Only Billy's mother is convinced he is alive. She still stands lonely guard at the front window of her home, waiting for her son to return, while her remaining family fragments around her.

But her twelve-year-old grandson Steven is determined to heal the cracks that gape between his nan, his mother, his brother, and himself. Steven desperately wants to bring his family closure, and if that means personally finding his uncle's corpse, he'll do it.

Spending his spare time digging holes all over the moor in the hope of turning up a body is a long shot, but at least it gives his life purpose.

Then at school, when the lesson turns to letter writing, Steven has a flash of inspiration...Careful to hide his identity, he secretly pens a letter to Avery in jail asking for help in finding the body of W.P. — William Billy Peters.

So begins a dangerous cat-and-mouse game.

Just as Steven tries to use Avery to pinpoint the gravesite, so Avery misdirects and teases his mysterious correspondent in order to relive his heinous crimes. And when Avery finally realizes that the letters he's receiving are from a twelve-year-old boy, suddenly his life has purpose too.

Although his is far more dangerous...

Blacklands is a taut and chillingly brilliant debut that signals the arrival of a bright new voice in psychological suspense.

Synopsis:

Bauer pens a psychological thriller about the cat-and-mouse game between a boy desperately seeking the truth about this uncle's murder and the murderer himself.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781410425218
Publisher:
Wheeler Publishing
Subject:
Thrillers
Author:
Bauer, Belinda
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Large Print:
Y
Series:
Wheeler Hardcover
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
383
Dimensions:
8.60x5.80x1.20 in. 1.10 lbs.

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Contemporary Thrillers
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

Blacklands (Large Print) (Wheeler Hardcover)
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