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The Child Who

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An unimaginable crime and the man who must defend it-a probing psychological thriller from the author of A Thousand Cuts.A chance phone call throws the biggest muder case in southern England into the hands of provincial attorney Leo Curtice. Twelve-year- old Daniel Blake stands accused of murdering an eleven-year-old girl. But who is truly responsible when one child kills another? As Curtice sets out to defend the indefensible, he soon finds himself pitted against an enraged community calling for blood. When the buildup of pressure takes a sinister turn, he fears for his wife and young daughter's safety. Must he choose between his family and the life of a damaged child? With piercing psychological insight, Lelic examines a community's response to a hideous crime. Longlisted for the Crime Writers' Assocaition's Gold Dagger award fro Best Novel of the Year and the Steel Dagger for Best Thriller.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 303 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 20mm | 222.26g
  • Penguin Books
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • 0143120913
  • 9780143120919
  • 827,860

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"An agile, perceptive writer...Could this be Lelic's breakthrough book? It deserves to be."--"The Guardian" (UK)
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About Simon Lelic

Simon Lelic has worked as a journalist and currently runs his own business. He was born in Brighton, England in 1976 and lives there now with his wife and two sons. This is his first novel.
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792 ratings
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