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The Game: A hard-hitting thriller that will have you hooked

The Game: A hard-hitting thriller that will have you hooked
 

When Mary's mother throws her out, the sassy teenager soon learns how tough life can be. Her new friend Lynne is older, more sophisticated. Mary sticks to a straighter path, until the night Lynne brings Ali and Raiz back to their flat. All too soon, Mary is in more trouble than s... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780340735077
Barcode 9780340735077
Published 11 August 2005 by Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Format Paperback, Digital original
Author(s) By Heller, Mandasue
Availability Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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ISBN-13 9780340735077
ISBN-10 0340735074
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Hodder & Stoughton General Div
Imprint Hodder Paperback
Publication Date 11 August 2005
International Publication Date 18 July 2005
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, Digital original
Edition Digital original
Author(s) By Heller, Mandasue
Category Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 127mm
Height: 218mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 260g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 190309

Description of this Book

A gritty tale of friendship, addiction and murder for fans of Martina Cole. Mary James is a bright, confident, rebellious teenager who never sticks to the rules. Thrown out of the family home on the notorious Crescents estate, she soon learns how tough life can really be. With her new job at Henshall's factory under threat, she is relieved when older, more sophisticated Lynne offers her a room in her flat. Gossip from the factory floor hints that Lynne has a seedier alternative profession. While Mary sticks to a straighter path, her flatmate walks the streets for extra cash. Then, one night, Lynne brings Ali and Raiz back to the flat, both desperate for alibis for murder, and Mary finds herself involved in a far more dangerous game. Jane Bates, Mary's long-lost childhood friend, is shocked by the change in her one-time protector when they are reunited years later. Bad men and hard drugs have taken their toll. Is Mary's fate already sealed or can Jane's risky scheme save her?

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 'Mandasue has played a real blinder with this fantastic novel.' Martina Cole on FORGET ME NOT -- Martina Cole on Forget Me Not 'Cracking page-turner ... a gritty compassionate account of life on the margins.' -- Manchester Evening News on FORGET ME NOT 'Gripping ... powerful writing.' -- Scotland on Sunday on FORGET ME NOT 'Alarming and beguiling ... curiously exhilarating.' -- Scotsman on THE FRONT
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Mandasue was born in Cheshire and moved to Manchester in 1982. She spent ten years living in the notorious Hulme Crescents which have since become the background to her novels. Not only is she a talented writer, but she has also sung in cabaret and rock groups, seventies soul cover bands and blues jam bands. Previous Books: THE FRONT, FORGET ME NOT (PB edition 0 340 82026 8, June 2003), TAINTED LIVES (PB edition 0 340 735058, August 2004)

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