Cold Light

Cold Light

eBook - 2012
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I'm sitting on my couch, watching the local news. There's Chloe's parents, the mayor, the hangers on, all grouped round the pond for the ceremony. It's ten years since Chloe and Carl drowned. You can tell from their faces that something has gone wrong. But I'm the one who knows straightaway that the mayor has found a body. And I know who it is. Jenn Ashworth's gripping and unforgettable Cold Light is the story of a friendship unsettling in its intensity and of one terrible summer when lies, secrets, jealousy, and perversion result in tragedy more twisted and evil than one unsuspecting community can handle. A dark tale with a surreal edge, it follows two fourteen-year-old girls, best friends, as they confront the dangers of a predatory adult world, where truth is cruelly sacrificed in the name of innocence.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : HarperCollins, 2012
ISBN: 9780062076045
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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ChristchurchLib Dec 11, 2012

"Ten years ago in a small English city, Laura's best friend, 14-year-old Chloe, died in a suicide pact with her much older boyfriend. In the intervening years, Laura has been unable to move forward, while the media has turned Chloe into something of a tragic martyr. But when ground is broken for a memorial statue in Chloe's honor, another body turns up. Narrated by Laura, who is unreliable at best, this leisurely paced, atmospheric, and tension-filled novel slowly releases the circumstances of Chloe's death and the secret that Laura protects to this day. English author Jenn Ashworth excels at depicting teenage relationships and slowly unspooling suspense, and has been compared to Ruth Rendell and Tana French." Thrillers and Suspense December 2012 Newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=577901

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