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Afraid by Mandasue Heller

on May 6, 2015
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Afraid by Mandasue Heller

Crime /thriller Lynsey on the case

Mandasue Heller thrilling new novel is set on the gritty streets of Manchester. We meet fifteen-year-old Skye, whose life has just been turned upside down when her mother finally does something so shocking that it can’t be hushed up, the police have turned her over to the social workers. She doesn’t know if her father is alive or dead; the woman who is supposed to be helping her dumps her in a terrifying ‘home’ that’s more like a jail. But she still has one friend to turn to: the sympathetic girl she’s met in an internet chat room, the one who seems to have a home life as unhappy as Skye’s, Jade in turn offers her a safe place to stay but is it all as it seems or is there something more sinister awaiting her? Alone in Manchester, nearly penniless, Skye is willing to trust Jade. Even when it isn’t Jade who turns up at the rendezvous, but a grown-up man who says he’s Jade’s brother and this is when her nightmare begins.

Afraid is a brilliant book and i was very happy when i received this as my first bookbridgr book.
I was hooked from the first page right to the end there was plenty of twists and turns along the way.
The story covers a lot of sensitive and controversial subjects but the author tackles them brilliantly but it’s very scary to think that the subjects which occur in this book actually happen in real life.

Afraid like the author’s other books is very gritty and not for the faint hearted.

I recommend this book to anyone who like myself loves a bit of grit lit and i cant wait to see what Mandasue Heller brings out next

thank you lynsey a fab review


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