The Whisper

The Whisper

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The Crew didn't think things could ever get that bad again. They were seriously wrong. Things have calmed down for the Crew (Billy, Ellie, Della, Jas and Will) and life in the Ghetto is ticking on as usual. But things are about to kick-off all over again. The police have launched Operation Clean-up and dealers are regularly being pulled off the street and into the police station. Someone's got to be grassing them up, and soon Nanny and the Crew are getting blamed. Billy is mugged, Ellie is picked on in school, and Billy's house is being targeted. The Crew need to find out who's pointing the finger before things get really serious. As tough and uncompromising as ever, Bali's latest novel won't disappoint his army of fans and will undoubtedly win him many more. A thrilling sequel that also stands alone.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 128 x 197 x 17mm | 198g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 055254891X
  • 9780552548915
  • 1,098,231

Flap copy

The hard-hitting sequel to Bali Rai's award-winning novel, The Crew Things have calmed down for the Crew (Billy, Ellie, Della, Jas and Will) and life in the Ghetto is ticking on as usual. But things are about to kick-off all over again. The police have launched Operation Cleanup and dealers are regularly being pulled off the street. Someone must be grassing them up, and soon Nanny and the Crew are getting blamed. Ellie is picked on at school, Billy is mugged, and his house is targeted. The Crew need to find out who's pointing the finger before things get really serious.show more

Review quote

"Bali Rai's mixture of third and first-person narrative serves to heighten tension while the city scene depictions are sordid and threatening . . . a well paced thriller" -- Lesley Agnew * The Bookseller * "Exhilirating sequel to The Crew . . . unflinching and authentic" * Publishing News * "Expertly paced . . . the ending is tragic, but the energy and verbal brilliance evident on every page also convey hope . . . An author to watch out for" -- Nick Tucker * TES * "Rai holds his reader with a convincing, disturbing portrait of excluded people struggling for something better . . . a thought-provoking, eye-opening picture" * Irish Times * "A hard-hitting, totally convincing and yet strangely sympathetic tale of life on the streets of our cities today" * Carousel *show more

About Bali Rai

Bali Rai is from Leicester. As a Politics graduate, if he absolutely had to get a real job, he'd pick journalism. For now, he is happy to write, although he quite misses working behind a bar. However, this is more than made up for by the fact that he can now get out of bed when he likes and that nice people keep asking him to visit them in wonderful places all over Europe. Long may they continue to do so.show more

Review Text

"Bali Rai's mixture of third and first-person narrative serves to heighten tension while the city scene depictions are sordid and threatening . . . a well paced thriller"show more

Back cover copy

The Crew didn't think things could ever get that bad again. They were dead wrong. Whatever you know, whatever you see, you keep your mouth shut - it's one of the first rules of the ghetto. But now the rule's been broken. Someone's grassing up the dealers and the whisper on the street says it's Nanny and the Crew. They need to act fast to salvage their rep before the situation explodes . . . Also by the multi award-winning author Bali Rai: (un)arranged marriage - 'Absorbing' OBSERVER The Crew - 'A jewel of a book' INDEPENDENT Rani & Sukh - 'Overwhelmingly powerful' THE BOOKSELLERshow more

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57 ratings
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4 26% (15)
3 35% (20)
2 11% (6)
1 4% (2)
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