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Cruel Summer

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A compelling psychological thriller with a dash of romance from award-winning writer Juno Dawson. Perfect for fans of Sue Wallman and E. Lockhart.

Ryan is looking forward to spending the summer with his old school friends at Katie's luxurious Spanish villa. He hasn't seen them all since their friend Janey committed suicide a year ago and he's hoping this summer they'll be able to put the past behind them and move on.

But then someone else arrives, claiming to have proof that Janey's suicide was murder.

Ryan was hoping for sun, sea and sand. Suddenly, he's facing a long, hot summer of death, drama and deceit . . .
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 24mm | 280g
  • Orion Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1780621752
  • 9781780621753
  • 295,607

Review Text

An enjoyable, and occasionally tongue-in-cheek psychological thriller Book Trust
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An enjoyable, and occasionally tongue-in-cheek psychological thriller * Book Trust * An enjoyable, and occasionally tongue-in-cheek psychological thriller * Book Trust * A sleek, smart twist on the traditional beach read * Star Magazine * A sleek, smart twist on the traditional beach read * Star Magazine * A gripping psychological thriller * Mizz Magazine * A gripping psychological thriller * Mizz Magazine * This is a terrific rollercoaster of a psychological thriller, humorous, tense and utterly gripping * School Librarian * This is a terrific rollercoaster of a psychological thriller, humorous, tense and utterly gripping * School Librarian * This is a terrific rollercoaster of a psychological thriller, humorous, tense and utterly gripping. -- Sophie Smiley * THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN JOURNAL *
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About Juno Dawson

Unapologetically bold and razor-sharp - you'll know a Juno Dawson novel from the very first line.

Juno Dawson is a bestselling novelist, screenwriter, journalist, and a columnist for Attitude Magazine. Her writing has appeared in Glamour, Dazed, Grazia and the Guardian.

Juno's critically acclaimed novels include the London Collection: CLEAN, WONDERLAND and the YA Book Prize winning MEAT MARKET, and non-fiction titles THIS BOOK IS GAY and WHAT'S THE T? She has appeared on Pointless Celebrities, BBC Women's Hour, ITV News, This Morning and Newsnight. An occasional actress and model, Juno appeared in the BBC's I MAY DESTROY YOU (2020), Holby City (2021) and was the face of Jecca Cosmetics Play Pots campaign.

Juno now lives in Brighton and is a part of the queer cabaret collective known as CLUB SILENCIO. Juno is also a School Role Model for the charity STONEWALL.
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Rating details

1,161 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 34% (395)
4 36% (422)
3 21% (245)
2 7% (77)
1 2% (22)
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