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    Drowning Instinct – Ilsa J. Bick

    “‘Look,’ says the detective. He stares down at the girl huddled on the gurney. Despite a half dozen blankets, the poor kid is still shaking as badly as when they pulled her from the water an hour ago. Another ten, fifteen minutes in that lake, Bob Pendleton thinks, and she might not have made it either. ‘Just tell me the truth. The truth can’t hurt.'” Jenna has recently been released from a mental health unit. Psycho-Dad thinks she’s ‘cured’ but Jenna knows that’s just wishful thinking, there’s still plenty wrong with her. Like for example her parents constant arguing, her mums drinking, her dads way of ignoring her and what…

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    You Against Me – Jenny Downham

    “Mikey couldn’t believe his life.  Here was the milk on the counter in front of him. Here was Ajay, hand out expectantly. And here was Mikey, scrabbling for coins among the old receipts and bits of tissue in his jacket pocket. A woman in the queue behind him shuffled her feet. Behind her, a bloke coughed impatiently.  Anger stirred Mikey’s gut. ‘Sorry,’ he mumbled. ‘I’ll have to leave it.’  Ajay shook his head. ‘Take the milk and pay me tomorrow, it’s all right. And here, take some chocolate for your sisters.’  When Mikey’s sister, Karyn, claims she was raped, Mikey is furious. He wants to find this boy and hurt…