Night Runner

Night Runner

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Zinny's life is falling apart. Shadowy figures are following him. His parents are keeping secrets but he can't figure out why. Then his mum ends up in hospital, his dad disappears, and Zinny has to do whatever he can to save his family. Even if it means helping the very men he's been running from . . .

As the clock ticks, Zinny knows it's only a matter of time before someone ends up dead - and it could be him.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 15mm | 146g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0192794140
  • 9780192794147
  • 242,357

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A good, straightforward read which is great fun and will appeal to reluctant readers as well as keen readers looking for a quick bout of escapism. * Books, Teens, and Magazines * Wonderfully written, fast-paced, terrifying, exhilarating and very moving * Allister Jordan, Carousel * Classic urban teen thriller * Geraldine Brennan, The Observer * A thrilling adventure which is fast paced and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. It will engage reluctant readers with its short punchy chapters with gripping action in this tense crime thriller. * Lucy Carlton-Walker, The School Librarian * This book keeps you guessing till the end. I would definitely recommend this book to people who like thrillers. It's a good book to read if you're looking for something a bit different * Michael Hogg, Teen Titles * I really like how he describes the scenes in the book and how we find out so much about the characters - you feel like you know them ... This is a thrilling read and I highly recommend it! * Carly Nichol, Teen Titles * Gripping and engrossing from the very first chapter this is atmospheric teen thriller writing of the very highest order. * Michael Thorn, ACHUKA blog * ... resilience in the face of poverty makes this a compelling, gritty read by a Carnegie Medal author. * Amanda Craig, New Statesman * Just right for a coiled-spring of a thriller you'd like to read at one sitting. * Geoff Fox, Books for Keeps * edgy, suspenseful thriller * Robert Dunbar, The Irish Times * Tim Bowler is back with Night Runner and it's as pacy and taut as one might expect...Readable, relentless edge-of-the-seat drama. * Vicky Allen, Herald Scotland * Bowler is masterly at creating tension, and Night Runner is a sharp, suspenseful thriller in a setting of urban deprivation ... Filmic, succinct and well crafted, with a hero who commands our sympathy, this high-octane adventure in a low-life world has heart. * Nicolette Jones, Children's Book of the Week - The Sunday Times *
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About Tim Bowler

Tim Bowler is one of the UK's most compelling and original writers for teenagers. He was born in Leigh-on-Sea and after studying Swedish at University he worked in forestry, the timber trade, teaching and translating before becoming a full-time writer. He lives with his wife in a small village in Devon and his workroom is an old stone outhouse known to friends as 'Tim's Bolthole'.

Tim has written eighteen books and won fifteen awards, including the prestigious Carnegie Medal for River Boy. His most recent novel is the atrmospheric Sea of Whispers and his provocative BLADE series has been hailed as a groundbreaking work of fiction. He has been described by the Sunday Telegraph as 'the master of the psychological thriller' and by the Independent as 'one of the truly individual voices in British teenage fiction'.
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Rating details

156 ratings
3.38 out of 5 stars
5 12% (19)
4 35% (54)
3 34% (53)
2 18% (28)
1 1% (2)
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