Friday, 2 March 2012

Desert Angel by Charlie Price (Young Adult)

February 2012, Corgi
240 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: murder, loss, solitude, self-reliance, fugitive, learning to trust people, terror, stalked, children with tough backgrounds, domestic violence, a little violence, lots of suspence, tissues needed
He is waiting...
He is watching...
He will hunt her down.

Angel is on the run. Her mother is dead, her body buried in a shallow grave by her latest boyfriend, Scotty, a ruthless, illegal hunter who is prone to violence and who now wants Angel dead before she can talk to the police.

Angel has lived through more than a young girl should have but she's determined to stay alive.

But in the scorching heat of the open desert, where can she hide?
Nayuleska's thoughts
It was a refreshing change to have a thriller where the heroine stays in one place and is helped by kind people, instead of having to move away from the kindess and to face trials on her own. Angel goes through tough times, makes big mistakes but gets over the hurdles with a lot of determination and a new emotion, love. I was scared for her right until fhe end. So far no sign of a sequel but there is going to be a tv drama of this 9/10 book!

You can find out more about Angel on Charlie's website.

Suggested read

For another girl who must escape at all costs check out Angel  by L A Weatherly.

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