This is Not Forgiveness

This is Not Forgiveness

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Everyone says that Caro is bad ...but Jamie can't help himself. He thinks of her night and day and can't believe that she wants to be his girlfriend. Gorgeous, impulsive and unconventional, she is totally different to all the other girls he knows. His sister, Martha, hates her. Jamie doesn't know why, but there's no way he's going to take any notice of her warnings to stay away from Caro. But as Jamie falls deeper and deeper under her spell, he realises there is more to Caro - much more. There are the times when she disappears and doesn't get in touch, the small scars on her wrists, her talk about revolutions and taking action, not to mention the rumours he hears about the other men in her life. And then always in the background there is Rob, Jamie's older brother, back from Afghanistan and traumatised after having his leg smashed to bits there. Jamie wants to help him, but Rob seems to be living in a world of his own and is increasingly difficult to reach. With Caro, the summer should have been perfect ...but that isn't how things work out in real life, and Jamie is going to find out the hard way. This taut psychological drama is the brilliant new novel from acclaimed Celia Rees.

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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 199.58g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 1408817691
  • 9781408817698
  • 302,631

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Sleek, dark and dangerous. Celia Rees has ventured into new territory and returned with explosives -- Patrick Ness In a remarkable book that manages to be both lyrical and gritty in the same breath, Celia Rees takes us into an apparently ordinary world where love, betrayal, faith and violence appear hand in hand on virtually every page. I love it for its deceptively gentle prose, its totally believable characters and its vortex of a plot -- Melvin Burgess Its momentum is impressive Daily Mail This is a fantastic novel - dark and ominous but at the same time intimate and quite beautiful The Bookbag

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About Celia Rees

Celia Rees lives in Leamington Spa where she writes her novels. She has been shortlisted for both the Guardian and the Whitbread children's fiction awards. Her novels have been translated into over twenty languages.

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