The Road Of The Dead by Kevin Brooks

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From Kevin Brooks, a "thrilling, gritty story" (Kirkus) that "grabs and holds readers' attention from its very first chapter" (PW, starred review), now in a dynamic new Kevin Brooks paperback look.

On a storm-ravaged night, a 19-year-old girl is kidnapped, raped, and killed. Three days later, her two younger brothers set out in search of her murderer. Cole, 17, is a dark-eyed devil who doesn't care if he lives or dies, while Ruben, 14, is a strange child who sometimes, inexplicably, experiences sensations above and beyond his own. This is the story of the boys' journey from their half-gypsy home on a London junk lot to the ghostly moors of Devon, where they hope and fear to find the truth about their sister's death. It's a long road, cold and hard and violent. It's THE ROAD OF THE DEAD.

About Kevin Brooks

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Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter and studied in Birmingham and London. He had a varied working life, with jobs in a crematorium, a zoo, a garage and a post office, before - happily - giving it all up to write books. Kevin is the author of Being, Black Rabbit Summer, Killing God, iBoy and Naked for Puffin. He now lives in North Yorkshire.
Published February 1, 2010 by Push. 372 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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The brothers’ relationship develops through the action, in Brooks’s signature poetic prose and humorous banter: “I need to know what you’re thinking sometimes.” “You know what I’m thinking.” “I need to hear it.” .

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The Road of the Dead by Kevin Brooks, 292pp, Chicken House, £8.99 There used to be those hoardings welcoming you to Catherine Cookson and James Herriot Country, but I doubt any tourist boards will be erecting "Welcome to Kevin Brooks Country" signs.

Apr 29 2006 | Read Full Review of The Road Of The Dead

The Bookbag

As is the crime, the corruption and the danger, all of which contribute to the tone and character of the book and put it in a league of its own, just like the rest of Brooks' novels.

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Teen Reads

Why didn't any number of "bad guys" kill Cole and Ruben when they had the chance?), and an overwhelming presence of seriously graphic violence throughout that certainly may not sit well with some parents.

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