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    The Killing Woods – Lucy Christopher

    “Before  Saturday Night. August. Emily.  Something was draped across Dad’s outstretched arms. A deer? A Fawn that was injured? It was sprawled and long-legged, something that had been caught in a poacher’s trap maybe: a mistake. So this is where Dad had been all this time: in the woods and cutting this creature free. I breathed out slowly, squinted at the mist that hovered around Dad like a ghost.” When Emily’s dad brings home the dead body of a girl from her school he is arrested and admits to believing he killed her. But Emily is sure he is not the killer, despite what the police think and the Post…

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    Stolen – Lucy Christopher

    “You saw me before I saw you. In the airport, that day in August, you had that look in your eyes, as though you wanted something from me, as though you’d wanted it for a long time. No one had ever looked at me like that before, with that kind of intensity. It unsettled me, surprised me I guess.” Arguing with your parents in an airport in Bangkok during the summer holidays; normal. Talking to a random guy in a coffee shop in that same airport; normal. That guy dropping something in your coffee and taking you away from the airport; not normal. Gemma was confused, taken from everything she…