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Odd Child Out

Odd Child Out

‘A hugely satisfying and thrilling read’ Shari Lapena

From the internationally bestselling author of the Richard & Judy Book Club pick The Nanny, this is a whip-smart crime thriller about buried secrets and painful secrets coming to light

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Two best friends. One terrible event.

Abdi Mahal and Noah Sadler have been inseparable since they met. They’ve stuck together, even when their peers have excluded them. But when a horrifying incident leaves Noah in a coma and fighting for his life, Abdi is too traumatised to say anything about what happened.

DI Jim Clemo, freshly returned to work after an enforced leave of absence, is tasked to investigate. And against a backdrop of a city where racial tensions are running high, he must determine what really happened to drive two teenage boys into a situation so desperate.

Everything rests on one of the boys talking. But one can’t talk. And one won’t.

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PRAISE FOR GILLY MACMILLAN:

‘Amazing, gripping, beautifully written’ LIANE MORIARTY

‘Deserves to stay on the bestseller list’ DAILY MAIL

‘Electrifyingly good. An absolute firecracker of a thriller’ SUNDAY MIRROR

‘Deceptively clever. I found myself racing through to find out what happened’ ROSAMUND LUPTON

‘A nail-biting, sleep-depriving, brilliant read’ SASKIA SARGINSON

‘A very clever, tautly-plotted page-turner’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

‘You won’t rest until you know what happened’ LISA BALLANTYNE
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 3rd October 2017

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781405539210

Reviews

A gripping look at grief, friendship, and class divides. Macmillan excels at getting into the minds of terrified, brokenhearted parents... this mix of police procedural and thriller will satisfy fans of the author's previous work as well as those looking for something after Tana French
Booklist starred review
A hugely satisfying and thrilling read. Highly recommended!
Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
With characters who are sympathetic and believable, Macmillan's latest will keep readers in suspense to the very end. Highly recommended
Library Journal starred review
[An] engrossing novel. The action builds to a shattering conclusion
Publisher's Weekly