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Cradle and All by James Patterson
  

Cradle and All

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January 2017 NewGen Book of the Month.

A book to make you flinch! Virulent diseases and natural disasters are sweeping the world, the church and a private investigator seek out the truth behind the reports of two pregnant virgins, can they possibly be linked? ‘Cradle and All’ is a reimagined telling of a previous James Patterson novel ‘Virgin’ which was written in 1980. The story touches various lives, including investigator Anne who speaks in the first person. Anne’s tale centres the story, I felt a connection to her, which made the events feel as though they were within touching distance. The short chapters made my mind flicker, and question my thoughts and feelings. Spinning from good to evil, hope to despair, ‘Cradle and All’ is an action-packed tale, which moves quickly and creates a tense atmosphere, ensuring a thrilling read. ~ Liz Robinson

If you like James Patterson you might also like to read books by Lee Child, Andrew Gross and C.J. Box.

Synopsis

Cradle and All by James Patterson

In Boston, a young woman finds herself pregnant - even though she is still a virgin. In Ireland, another young woman discovers she is in the same impossible condition. And in cities all around the world, medical authorities are overwhelmed by epidemics, droughts, famines, floods and worse. It all feels like a sign that something awful is coming. Anne Fitzgerald, a former nun turned private investigator, is hired by the Archdiocese of Boston to investigate the immaculate conceptions. Even as she comes to care about and trust the young women, she realises that both are in great danger. Terrifying forces of light and darkness are gathering. Stepping into uncharted territory where the unknown is just the beginning, Anne must discover the truth - to save the young women, to save herself and to protect the future of all mankind. The worldwide bestseller, updated for young adults.

Reviews

Praise for James Patterson;

'No one gets this big without amazing natural storytelling talent – which is what Jim has, in spades.' - Lee Child

'It’s no mystery why James Patterson is the world’s most popular thriller writer ...Simply put: nobody does it better.' - Jeffery Deaver

'James Patterson is The Boss. End of.' - Ian Rankin

About the Author

James Patterson

James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest selling writers of all time. He is the author of some of the bestselling series of the past decade: the Women's Murder Club, the Alex Cross novels and Maximum Ride, and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand alone thrillers. He has won an Edgar award, the mystery world's highest honour. He lives in Florida with his wife and son, seen pictured here.

Best known for his thrillers he also writes for children and is passionate about encouraging children to develop a love of reading. In 2014 he donated £250,000 to help independent bookshops with a children’s section in the UK. Rafe from the Middle School series also features on the first ever children’s ‘Books are my Bag’ rucksack.

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Book Info

Publication date

29th December 2016

Author

James Patterson

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www.jamespatterson.co.uk/

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
336 pages
Interest Age: From 12

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
Books of the Month
Thriller / Suspense
Fantasy
Horror
eBook Favourites

Crime & mystery fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Thrillers (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781784757199

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