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The Ruinous Sweep

The Ruinous Sweep

From the acclaimed author of The Emperor of Any Place. A rainy night. An empty highway. And no memory. With echoes of Dante's Divine Comedy, this harrowing journey through hell and back is a page-turning tale of guilt, retribution, love, and redemption.

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ISBN 9780763697457
Barcode 9780763697457
Published 1 September 2018 by Candlewick Press,U.S
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Tim, Wynne-Jones
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ISBN-13 9780763697457
ISBN-10 0763697451
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Candlewick Press,U.S
Imprint Candlewick Press,U.S.
Publication Date 1 September 2018
International Publication Date 26 June 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Tim, Wynne-Jones
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Crime & Mystery
Suicide, Death & Bereavement
Number of Pages 400
Dimensions Width: 164mm
Height: 236mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 692g
Interest Age 14+ years
Reading Age 14+ years
Library of Congress Mystery and detective stories, Murder, Ontario, Traffic accidents, Redemption
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 934463

Description of this Book

A rainy night. An empty highway. And no memory. From award-winning author Tim Wynne-Jones comes a riveting murder mystery that will keep readers enthralled until the last page. On the night Donovan Turner is thrown out of a car on a highway in the middle of nowhere, he can barely remember his own name, let alone the past twenty-four hours. Where is he? Where is his girlfriend, Bee? In an attempt to flag down the next passing car, he startles the driver, causing a fatal accident. With sirens in the distance and the lingering feeling that he's running from something -- or someone -- Donovan grabs the dead driver's briefcase and flees. Meanwhile, Bee is fighting for Dono's life every bit as much as he is. But when the police show up and hint that he is the prime suspect in a murder, Bee is determined to put together the pieces of what happened and clear his name. With echoes of Dante's Divine Comedy, this harrowing journey through hell and back is a page-turning tale of guilt, retribution, love, and redemption.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Ideal for teens and adults who seek out demanding reads. --BayViews

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Author's Bio

Tim Wynne-Jones is the accomplished author of numerous young adult novels, including The Emperor of Any Place, which earned seven starred reviews, Blink & Caution, winner of the 2012 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, and The Uninvited. In 2012 he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for his services to literature. Tim Wynne-Jones lives in Ontario.

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