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Blacklands by Belinda Bauer - Signed First Edition - 2010 - from Tarquin Rees Modern Firsts (SKU: P123)

Blacklands

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Blacklands

by Belinda Bauer

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  • fine
  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
Condition
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ISBN 10
0593062949
ISBN 13
9780593062944
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UK: Bantam, 2010. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Signed by Author. Fine unread copy in likewise fine dustwrapper. SIGNED by the author to title page. First edition, first impression. Author's first novel. Small print run. Scarce - more so signed. Synopsis: Eighteen years ago Billy Peters disappeared. Everyone in town believes Billy was murdered -- after all, serial killer Arnold Avery later admitted killing six other children and burying them on the same desolate moor that surrounds their small English village. Only Billy's mother is convinced he is alive. She still stands lonely guard at the front window of her home, waiting for her son to return, while her remaining family fragments around her.But her twelve-year-old grandson Steven is determined to heal the cracks that gape between his nan, his mother, his brother, and himself. Steven desperately wants to bring his family closure, and if that means personally finding his uncle's corpse, he'll do it.Spending his spare time digging holes all over the moor in the hope of turning up a body is a long shot, but at least it gives his life purpose.Then at school, when the lesson turns to letter writing, Steven has a flash of inspiration.Careful to hide his identity, he secretly pens a letter to Avery in jail asking for help in finding the body of ""W.P."" -- William ""Billy"" Peters.So begins a dangerous cat-and-mouse game.Just as Steven tries to use Avery to pinpoint the gravesite, so Avery misdirects and teases his mysterious correspondent in order to relive his heinous crimes. And when Avery finally realizes that the letters he's receiving are from a twelve-year-old boy, suddenly his life has purpose too.Although his is ""far"" more dangerous.""Blacklands"" is a taut and chillingly brilliant debut that signals the arrival of a bright new voice in psychological suspense.

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Tarquin Rees Modern Firsts GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
P123
Title
Blacklands
Author
Belinda Bauer
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Edition
1st
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0593062949
ISBN 13
9780593062944
Publisher
Bantam
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
2010

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