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Better Left Buried

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Emma Haughton’s debut won her comparisons with Sophie McKenzie – high praise indeed. Her new book, Better Left Buried, confirms her reputation for taut, well-plotted psychological thrillers. Sarah’s brother has died, which is terrible enough, but then Sarah realises she is being followed – could her brother have got his family involved in some very nasty business? Working out what has happened will take Sarah to Sweden, and into very real danger. The tension mounts chapter by chapter, and leads to a nail-biting climax. Sarah is a sympathetic central character, which makes the menacing atmosphere around her all the more scary. A book to send shivers down the spine. ~ Andrea Reece

A Piece of Passion from Sarah Stewart, Usborne Publishing Despite this being only her second novel, to me, Emma Haughton is a master thriller writer. The tension in this book builds almost unbearably, layer upon layer, to an explosive action-packed climax, and the writing is exquisite – certain passages still give me shivers no matter how many times I read them! Culminating in an incredible atmospheric road-trip to Sweden, it echoes the best Scandi crime novels. But best of all, it has the ultimate bad-boy character in Jack. Whose side is he on? Will we ever know for sure? I couldn’t help falling for him either way!

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Better Left Buried by Emma Haughton

Brother dead...best friend missing...house ransacked...stalked by a stranger...attacked in the street...And Sarah has no idea why. She never knew her brother was hiding a dark secret when he died. But now his actions have led the wolves to her door - and the only way out is to run. A tense, unnerving thriller that will set your heart racing.

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'YA meets Scandi in this psychological thriller by Emma Haughton... A real page-turner from the unputdownable Carnegie Medal-nominated author.' - The Sunday Express 'Better Left Buried, confirms [Emma Haughton's] reputation for taut, well-plotted psychological thrillers' - Lovereading4kids 'A really pacey, satisfying thriller' - Kendra Leighton 'Better Left Buried is perfectly plotted, has realistically flawed and engaging characters and keeps the reader turning those pages to find out what on earth is happening' - Parenting Without Tears 'This book is perfectly paced, with each chapter revealing just a little more to keep you turning the pages...Emma Haughton obviously has a super power - she knows how to reel her readers in and won't let them go until the last line!' - Serendipity Reviews 'Highly engrossing, precise and gritty... Better Left Buried was spellbindingly brilliant.' - The Dark Dictator 'A gripping and intriguing tale that will raise goosebumps, put nerves on edge and set your pulse racing' - Lancashire Evening Post 'A tight, suspense-laden thriller' - The School Librarian An utterly compelling story about crime and intrigue in which everything surprises' - The Independent'


About the Author

Emma Haughton

Emma Haughton is a freelance journalist who has written features for a wide variety of newspapers and glossy magazines. Now You See Me is her first novel for young adults.

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Publication date

1st May 2015

Author

Emma Haughton

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www.emmahaughton.com/

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Publisher

Usborne Publishing Ltd

Format

Paperback

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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Thrillers (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781409566700

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