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The Boy Who Buried Dead Things

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When the body of a teenager is discovered in a shallow grave in a secluded part of South Shields' shoreline, suspicions are focussed on David Marsh - a boy who can't talk, can barely walk, and has a particularly strange and disturbing hobby.
Kindle Edition, 179 pages
Published April 27th 2015
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Susan Roebuck
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The title lured me, and then the blurb spurred me on to read this book. And what a little gem it is! A suspense story that surrounds a dead body found on the shore and the constant question its identity and who killed him/her. Very well plotted in that the question is always present and, as each well-rounded character comes onto the stage, I was constantly changing my mind as to who the dead person was and who did it. Davey, a severely autistic young man is treated with sympathy but portrays the ...more
Richard Sutton
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mistaken conclusions & teenage bravado at the Sea Shore...
A brilliant little mystery, Colin Mulhern's book kept me completely absorbed from page one. If I'd been less exhausted from trying to patch up the yard, I'd have finished it in one sitting. It touches several subjects including tolerance, autism, loyalty and especially nagging:, doing things before we understand why we're doing them. Young adults have lots of outside forces working on them, often preventing them from seeing things as clea
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May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Read this in one marathon sitting because I couldn't put it down. Full review to come in thr next couple of days, but this book is amazing.
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Colin Mulhern is the author of Young Adult novels, Arabesque and Clash.

He lives in the north-east where he works as a teaching assistant in a primary school.

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