Song of an Innocent Bystander by Ian Bone

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When she was nine-years-old, Freda walked into an underground restaurant and straight into a terrifying ordeal&150for thirty-six hours she was at the mercy of a deranged gunman. While her parents waited outside, Freda allied herself with the one person who could possibly save her&150the gunman. Ten years later, a newspaper reporter is seeking the truth about Freda. He knows about the writing on the napkins. What really happened down there? This young-adult novel hooks readers from its first riveting page and keeps them guessing up to the shocking finish.

About Ian Bone

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Ian Bone trained and worked for many years as a television scriptwriter. In 1993 he left his TV career behind to try his hand at writing books. He has won many awards in Australia, and this is his first novel to be published in Britain. He lives in Adelaide.
Published January 1, 2002 by Penguin Books Australia Ltd. 200 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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The gunman “stuck his fingers into my brain and messed about until I walked away empty.” Psychologically scarring interactions with both another hostage and the gunman have left Freda battling terror and profound confusion about her experience and culpability.

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