The Facts of Life and Death

The Facts of Life and Death

Book - 2014
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Lone women terrorised and their helpless families forced to watch - in a sick game where only one player knows the rules. And when those rules change, the new game is Murder. Living with her parents in the dank beach community of Limeburn, ten-year-old Ruby Trick has her own fears. Bullies on the school bus, the forest crowding her house into the sea, and the threat of divorce. Helping her Daddy to catch the killer might be the key to keeping him close. As long as the killer doesn't catch her first.
Publisher: London :, Bantam Press, an imprint of Transworld Publishers,, 2014
ISBN: 9780593072783
Branch Call Number: F BAU NVD
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Facts of life & death


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Aug 01, 2017

Dark. Metaphorical darkness envelopes daily existence. Immature adults, dysfunctional children populating the North Devon coast run amuck. In particular, the malaise pervading the Trick household is thicker than molasses. Further afield, the playing out of insidious fantasies among the hamlets has taken root. Sexual retribution is afoot. Pub based cowboy posses roam the country lanes to champion justice. Add to all this the brooding, foreboding countryside and atmosphere round Ruby Trick's village of Limeburn. Never, ever, ignore or underestimate Mother Nature while being obsessed by human games. The author herself states she had a difficult year while writing the novel. Some of that distress has suffused this book. A synonym for depression: The Facts of Life and Death.

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