Tightrope by Gillian Cross

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When she begins receiving bizarre threatening messages from someone who seems to know her every move, teenage Ashley, after seeking help from the neighborhood tough guy, comes to realize that she alone can end the stalker's reign of terror.
 

About Gillian Cross

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Gillian Cross is a popular children's author and recipient of many prestigious awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year.
 
Published January 1, 1999 by OUP. 209 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Children's Books. Fiction

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Ashley is flattered until she discovers that Eddie is using her in an elaborate scheme to get back at an innocent but uncooperative merchant.

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Impeccable plotting, a brisk narrative and complex characterizations make this latest from Cross (Wolf; Pictures in the Dark) a novel to read in a single sitting. Fiercely self-reliant Ashley is kept

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When she ""tags"" a store owned by an unpopular merchant and her browbeaten son, Ashley gains the notice of Eddie Beale, the charismatic gangster who--with the help of his fire-eating girlfriend and a crew of sidekicks--runs the area as if it were his private three-ring circus.

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Time Out New York

Cold War parable, decently acted and directed, but inevitably disappointing when compared to Kazan's other films of the era.

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Time Out New York

Unlike the last three Dirty Harry thrillers, however, in which Eastwood's pillar of the law has been unequivocal, his new creation, New Orleans detective Wes Block, is more steeped in the mire than any major US star has ever dared play.

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