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When the Dead Man got Rachel I was sitting in the back of a wrecked Mercedes wondering if the rain was going to stop. I didn’t want it to stop. I was just wondering.
It was late, almost midnight.
My brother, Cole, had brought the Mercedes into the yard a few hours earlier and asked me to look it over while he went off to see someone about something. I’d spent an hour or so checking it out, seeing if it was worth stripping down, and then the rain had started – and that’s when I’d got in the back.
I could have gone somewhere else, I suppose. I could have taken shelter in one of the old storage sheds, or I could have gone back to the house, but the sheds were dark and full of rats, and the rain was really pouring down, and the house was all the way across the other side of the yard …
And and and.
I liked the rain.

About the book

Late one night, two brothers learn that their sister has died in the worst way imaginable.

She’s been found, strangled, in a desolate place hundreds of miles from their East London home.

Ruben is the smarter of the two brothers, with a gift for getting into other people’s hearts; Cole may be older, but he’s a devil’s angel who doesn’t care if he lives or dies. Together, they set out to find their own answers and retrace Rachel’s final journey.

A heart-stopping, heart-breaking thriller about three ill-fated siblings and the love, and blood, that runs between them.

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“... A rich vein of urgency and desperation runs throughout this powerful tale. When I finished The Road of the Dead, I felt that I, too, had been on a journey. It was no walk in the park, but I was very glad I'd been.”


“'For teenagers who like a good crime mystery packed with atmosphere, this is a must-read ... ' - BIRMINGHAM POST '... will have you gasping for breath ... ”


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