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    Killing The Dead – Marcus Sedgewick

    1963. Foxgrove School near Stockbridge, Massachusetts. One of the oldest and finest academies in the country – but what really goes on behind closed doors? Nathaniel Drake, the new young English teacher, Isobel Milewski, the quiet girl who loved to draw spirals, her fingers stained with green ink, Jack Lewis, who lent Isobel books – just words, just ink on paper, Margot Leya, the girl with those eyes – who are they, what part have they played in killing the dead?  Follow the dark, dark path Into the dark, dark woods To the dark, dark bridge By the dark, dark water. Linger. Let the ghosts of heaven tell their story.  A stylish and creepy story…

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    Finding Jennifer Jones – Anne Cassidy

    “Kate Rickman looked down at her hands.  Hands that had killed.  She held them flat, palms down. Her hands were pale a threadwork of veins just visible underneath the skin. The fingers were thin and seemed to tremble as she stared at them. The nails were short. There was no varnish and no rings; no decoration of any kind.” Kate Rickman is a student, living in Exmouth attending Exeter University. Only her probation officer knows the truth about her, and thats how it has to stay. However when a none year old holiday maker goes missing the police are suspicious of her whereabouts on the night. They take her in…

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    Charm and Strange – Stephanie Kuehn

    “I don’t feel the presence of God here. I pace along the far side of the river, my ears filled with the hum of cicadas and the roar of water flowing over the mill dam. Vermont is postcard perfect. I could stand on my toes and peer over the current and the cattails and see the whole town spread before me. Green-shuttered houses. The cobblestone square. The church spire. The boarding school.  But I don’t.  I crave the illusion of solitude.” Drew is ten years old and one of the best tennis players his club has seen for a long while. When he snaps after losing a match and breaks…

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    Don’t Look Back – SB Hayes

    “‘One, two, three, four… come on, Sinead, I’m not far away.’  ‘But I cant see you, Patrick.’  ‘Five, six, seven, eight… follow my footsteps, it isn’t difficult.’ The wind is whispering through the treetops like hundreds of voices telling me their secrets. I arch my neck and see night clouds creeping in. The trees are tall and tightly spaced, which makes me confused and dizzy.” Sinead has followed her brothers footsteps since she can remember. Patrick has always been an unstable, manipulative person and now he is missing. When it becomes obvious that Patrick has left clues to his whereabouts just like he did when they were children, Sinead rushes…