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by Andrew Taylor
Welcome to Newton, the perfect town... where kids get perfect grades, lead perfect lives and never break the rules. But something is rotten at the heart of Newton and Henry Ward is willing to break all the rules to discover the truth. The ruthless clinic and psycho cop who control the town will do anything to stop him... And their methods are brutal.
“A cross between The Stepford Wives and the Manchurian Candidate with a dash of Big Brother thrown in to the mix.”
“As plausible as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and just as gripping...a real page turner.”
Lexile Measure: 730L (info)
198 x 130mm
Andrew Taylor was born in New Zealand and grew up in East Anglia. He studied English Literature at Sheffield University and then teaching at Cambridge. He has spent the last ten years working as a teacher in England, South Korea, Poland and Australia, where he now lives with his partner and their two dogs. Andrew’s first book, Meteorite Strike, recently won the Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Award and was also shortlisted for the Waterstone’s Children’s Book Prize.
Visit www.agtaylor.net to find out more.
This book is amazing! Constant suspense throughout, and I just couldn't stop reading. Its addictive, and I had to read some parts again because they were so good. It's the kind of book that keeps you up at night thinking, what will happen next?
Books and Writers JNR blog
The enigmatic opening line: "It's no fun being dead" sets the tone of this excellent "brain-wipe" story.
The Irish Examiner
The opening scenes of body horror promised so much and did not disappoint, what appeared to be the start of an excellent medical horror morphed into an brilliant blend of conspiracy and thriller.
A gripping story with a perfect balance of plot, action and character building up to an explosive climax in which either the hero or villain must die. The only question is: who will it be?
A brilliant, but disturbing psychological sci-fi thriller.
The Book Zone (For Boys) blog
As plausible as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and just as gripping...a real page turner.
There's lots of action, some violent, and heart-stopping moments in this thrilling story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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