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Cruel Summer

Written by James Dawson

Key Stage 3 Key Stage 4 Thrillers

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 A compelling psychological thriller - with a dash of romance.

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Cruel Summer Synopsis

One year after the suicide of their friend Janey, the rest of the group decide to spend the summer together in a holiday villa in the Mediterranean. They're hoping to get over the terrible events of the previous year, but then a new guest arrives, claiming to have evidence that Janey's suicide was actually murder. When the guest is found dead, it becomes clear that the killer must be one of the group - but who is it? And will they strike again?

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780621753
Publication date: 7th August 2014
Author: James Dawson
Publisher: Indigo (an Imprint of Orion Children's) an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 336 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4
Topics: Thrillers

About James Dawson

For eight years, James Dawson was a teacher specialising in Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE). His main remit was ensuring that these subjects were taught to a high standard across several schools. He collaborated on projects involving bullying, sex education, drugs and alcohol education and family diversity. He now writes full-time and lives in London. His debut, best-selling YA novel Hollow Pike was nominated for the prestigious Queen of Teen prize, and was followed by publication of the YA thriller Cruel Summer in 2013. When he's not writing books to scare teenagers in a variety of different ways, James ...

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