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The Boy Who Could See Demons

The Boy Who Could See Demons

I first met my demon the morning that Mum said Dad had gone.

‘My name is Alex. I’m ten years old. I like onions on toast and I can balance on the back legs of my chair for fourteen minutes. I can also see demons. My best friend is one. He likes Mozart, table tennis and bread and butter pudding. My mum is sick. Ruen says he can help her. Only Ruen wants me to do something really bad. He wants me to kill someone.’
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 10th May 2012

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780749953133

Reviews

Gripping from the opening paragraph to its final revelations . . .Touching and painfully funny
Julia Crouch, author of Every Vow You Break
Top-notch psychological suspense. From her descriptions of a struggling young family to a recovering Northern Ireland, Jess-Cooke effortlessly draws you into one woman's fight to save a troubled boy. Beware what you think you know. It might be only the demons talking . . .
Lisa Gardner, New York Times bestselling author of Touch and Go
A psychologically complex thriller, told with compassion in a marvellously suspenseful narrative that keeps you engaged from the first page to the last.This novel has it all: a dark and dangerous setting, characters full of depth, rich emotions, and a clever plot.You'll fall in love with Alex - and his demons
Chevy Stevens, New York Times bestselling author of Still Missing
Thought-provoking and suspenseful, even heart-warming at times, Cooke's novel proves the devil always had the best tunes as it impresses with a gripping tale or friendship, death and identity . . . a diabolically delightful read, which will charm the hell of out you with its strong narrative voice and memorable characters
The Star
Brilliant! Rich with fully formed characters and stunning psychological drama, this heart-gripping novel will keep you riveted from first page to last
Jeffery Deaver
This book is quite simply brilliant to read, full of emotion and some heart wrenching plot twists; the tale of Alex and Anya is an extremely memorable one, and one of the best books with a child protagonist I've ever read. Of all the themes touched on, the most prominent one is pain - of every kind. 8/10
Guardian
In the vein of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, this is a clever and enchanting novel for anyone who understands the importance of needing a friend . . . "the new Audrey Niffenegger"
Living North
Utterly captivating, this is a book I adored and savoured from the first to the very last magical page
Tess Gerritsen
The Boy Who Could See Demons is an absolute chiller. Deep, moving and utterly gripping, I was riveted from the unsettling beginning to the mindbender of an ending. This is a stellar read that will stay with me a good long while
Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Lies
A rare and intriguing book, both emotionally and intellectually challenging
Helen Grant, author of The Vanishing of Katerina Linden
It's a stunning story - a well-researched, authoritative delve into psychosis, guilt and damage . . . The book is beautifully written, with compassion and insight . . . thrilling, wholly plausible and utterly satisfying
Julia Crouch, author of Every Vow You Break