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Eleven year old Ajuba has been abandoned at a Devon boarding school by her Ghanaian father. Haunted by the circumstances of her mother's breakdown, Ajuba falls under the spell of new girl Polly Venus, and her chaotic, glamorous family. As the passionate bond between the two girls deepens, they discover what they think are the bones of dead kittens, hidden in the attic of the Venus home; but the bones are human.

The girls set out to unravel the mystery but as the summer draws to a close, three tragedies conflate, with catastrophic results.

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"The intimacy and uncertainty of adolescence is strongly evoked" (Guardian)

"Commanding... Few readers will not identify with its out-of-depth heroine" (Independent)

"Spookily menacing" (Marie Claire)

"The novel surges with raw emotion: guilt, love, betrayal, loss - and treachery" (Daily Mail)

"An action-packed chiller steeped in the passions and potential darkness of childhood" (Melissa Katsoulis Sunday Telegraph)
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An entrancing debut by an accomplished film-maker.

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  • PublisherVintage
  • Publication date2009
  • ISBN 10 0099523329
  • ISBN 13 9780099523321
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages272
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