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Tuesday 16 November 2010

Review: The Innocents

This latest addition to Nette Hilton's already impressive and celebrated bibliography is truly stunning.

When a young girl dies, everyone assumes it was an accident. But Missie Missinger knows more about what happened that day than anyone could imagine.

As the plot is weaved, we are introduced to several mysterious characters, many of whom are not as they seem. There is the lady who runs the house Missie and her mother stay in, the other child, Max, and the other boarders, especially the one with the unpronounceable name.

And Missie is left to make the biggest decision of her life. Should she reveal all and risk everything? Or let someone else take the blame?

This book will absolutely take your breath away. I felt as though I was holding mine the entire time, waiting for the mysteries to unfold, and losing myself in Hilton's stunning thriller. Her words envelope readers with their faultlessness and beautifully crafted poetic feel.

The Innocents is a gripping read, with twists and turns and enthralling characters.

Title: The Innocents
Author: Nette Hilton
Publisher: Random House, $18.95 RRP
Publication Date: August 2010
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781864718744
For ages: Teenage to young adult
Type: Novel

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