The Rules Tracy Darnton



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A gripping thriller from WATERSTONES CHILDREN’S BOOK PRIZE-SHORTLISTED Tracy Darnton, author of THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES. Amber’s an expert when it comes to staying hidden – she’s been trained her whole life for it. But what happens when the person you’re hiding from taught you everything you know? When a letter from her dad arrives, Amber knows she’s got to move – and fast. He’s managed to find her and she knows he’ll stop at nothing to draw her back into the extreme survivalist way of life he believes in. All of a sudden the Rules she’s spent so long trying to escape are the ones keeping her safe. But for how long? Perfect for fans of Karen McManus, E. Lockhart and A GOOD GIRL’S GUIDE TO MURDER. ‘A heart-thuddingly nervy thriller’ – Financial Times ‘THE RULES is a gulp-read with an addictive build-up of dread and a breathtaking finale’ – Sue Wallman, author of LYING ABOUT LAST SUMMER and DEAD POPULAR ‘This is a thought-provoking, hugely intelligent thriller, written in Darnton’s incisive style, that will stay with you long after you have read the last enigmatic line’ – Mel Darbon, author of ROSIE LOVES JACK ‘Cleverly woven flashbacks add to claustrophobia as inevitable confrontation closes in. Couldn’t put this down! AFTER THE FIRE meets OUR ENDLESS NUMBERED DAYS.’ – Nicola Penfold, author of WHERE THE WORLD TURNS WILD ‘Page turning, gripping, visceral thriller’ – Chris Vick, author of GIRL, BOY, SEA