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Burn Our Bodies Down

by Rory Power

'new gen' - Great Books for Young Adults Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Burn Our Bodies Down

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Wilder Girls comes a twisty thriller about a girl whose past has always been a mystery - until she decides to return to her mother's hometown, where history has a tendency to repeat itself . . . 


Burn Our Bodies Down Synopsis

Ever since Margot was born, it's been just her and her mother. No answers to Margot's questions. No history to hold on to. Just the two of them, stuck in their run-down apartment, struggling to get along. But that's not enough for Margot. She wants family. She wants a past. And when she finds a photograph pointing her to a town called Phalene, she leaves. But when Margot gets there, it's not what she bargained for. Margot's mother left for a reason. But was it to hide her past? Or was it to protect Margot from what's still there?

Burn Our Bodies Down is a blistering horror-thriller from Rory Power that will grip you from its very first page, and won't let you go until long after you've put it down . . .

Burn Our Bodies Down Press Reviews

Creates a vivid world with a gothic horror-like setting . . . A riveting, often frightening read. - Publishers Weekly, starred review

Gritty and strange . . . utterly compelling. - Booklist, starred review

With this bloodcurdling blend of agriculture, advanced genetics, and interpersonal turmoil, Rory Power reminds us that seemingly disparate things in life can come together in horrifying ways. I will keep a candle lit after this one. -- Nic Stone, New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin

Rory Power's prose hits like a lightning strike in this deliriously creepy tale, the kind of slow-crawling horror that'll keep your nightmares up at night. -- Melissa Albert, New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood

Wow this was amazing. Rory Power does it again! Burn Our Bodies Down is a masterpiece: an incredible and unnerving mystery that will creep up on you, twisty and labyrinthine, like the eerie cornfields of its setting. -- Holly Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of A Good Girl's Guide to Murder 

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ISBN: 9781529022834
Publication date: 07/01/2021
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781529022834
Publication date: 7th January 2021
Author: Rory Power
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thrillers (Children's / Teenage), Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues: sexuality & relationships (Children's / Teenage), Personal & social issues: family issues (Children's / Teenage), Family & home stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Rory Power

Rory Power grew up in New England, where she lives and works as a crime fiction editor and story consultant for TV adaptation. She received a Masters in Prose Fiction from the University of East Anglia and thinks fondly of her time there, partially because she learned a lot but mostly because there were a ton of bunnies on campus. Her debut novel Wilder Girls was an instant New York Times bestseller. Burn Our Bodies Down is her second novel.

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