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The Child Who by Simon Lelic

The Child Who by Simon Lelic

Author:  Simon Lelic

ISBN:  9780330522748

Weight:  990 g

Lined and prepublication dated signed first edition, first printing



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Rupture – Simon Lelic

A quiet English town is left reeling when twelve-year-old Daniel Blake is discovered to have brutally murdered his schoolmate Felicity Forbes.

For provincial solicitor Leo Curtice, the case promises to be the most high profile – and morally challenging – of his career.  But as he begins his defence Leo is unprepared for the impact the public fury surrounding Felicity’s death will have on his family – and his teenage daughter Ellie, above all.

While Leo struggles to get Daniel to open up, hoping to unearth the reasons for the boy’s terrible crime, the build-up of pressure on Leo’s family intensifies.  As the case nears its climax, events will take their darkest turn.  For Leo, nothing will ever be the same again…

Lelic is understandably making a name for himself in the field.  His prose is slick, urgent and polished, he has a great gift for bringing characters to life and his subject matter is always original and thought provoking.  The Child Who is an intelligent, absorbing read that will certainly win him an army of new fans.

S J Bolton, author of Sacrifice

Bibliographic Data
Title:The Child Who
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Book features:Black boards with metallic red text on spine, red endpapers and red and black decorative head and tail bands.
Overall condition:Fine / Very fine – very light pushing to top of spine.
Signed:Yes – on the title page
Lined:Yes – “The world seethes.  Headlights blaze and horns rage…” [start of first paragraph]
Dated:Yes – 4/1/12 [pre-publication]
Book Stats
Publisher:Pan Macmillan
Awards and prizes:Longlisted for the 2012 CWA Gold Dagger Award,
Longlisted for the 2012 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award
Publication date:
Printed by:CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13:9780330522748
ISBN 10:0330522744
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
H x W x D:223 x 142 x 32mm
Design Credits
Author photo:Kate Eshelby
Jacket images:Ilona Wellmann & Lucy Goodhart / Millennium Images [background] | Robert Jones & Ayal Ardon / Arcangel Images [girl] |Roy Bishop / Arcangel Images [stile]

Collectors Notes

  • The Child Who, Simon Lelic’s third novel, was longlisted for both the 2012 CWA Gold Dagger and the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger awards.
  • For more information, you might like to visit Simon Lelic’s website.  This is a rich source of info on his life, books and future projects.

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