Friday, 15 August 2014


The Facts of Life and Death
by Belinda Bauer

'Call your mother.'
'What do I say?'
'Say goodbye.'

This is how it begins.

Lone women terrorised and their helpless families forced to watch - in a sick game where only one player knows the rules. And when those rules change, the new game is Murder.

Living with her parents in the dank beach community of Limeburn, ten-year-old Ruby Trick has her own fears. Bullies on the school bus, the forest crowding her house into the sea, and the threat of divorce.

Helping her Daddy to catch the killer might be the key to keeping him close.

As long as the killer doesn't catch her first...


I really enjoyed it. The first few chapters are a bit slow but necessary to develop the characters and lull you into a false sense of security. The story is told from a few different perspectives but mainly via a young girl which was interesting at first and took a bit of getting used to but worked very well with the way the book developed. The characters were believable, the way the author was able to describe the people and especially the locations made me feel I was there.

I would also like to commend the design of the book cover - very eye catching and creepy and fits with the book totally.

I have never read anything by this author before but if her other books are anything like this one, I will definitely consider reading more.

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