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February 10, 2015



When fifteen-year-old Skye’s mother finally does something so shocking that it can’t be hushed up, the police turn her over to social workers and that’s when the nightmare begins.

No one will let her talk to her father, the woman who is supposed to be helping her dumps her in a terrifying home that’s more like a jail. But she still has one friend to turn to the sympathetic girl she’s met in an internet chat room,  the one who seems to have a home life as unhappy as Skye’s. And Jade offers her a safe place to stay.

Alone in Manchester, nearly penniless, Skye is willing to trust Jade. Even when it isn’t Jade who turns up at the rendezvous, but a grown-up man who says he’s Jade’s brother.

My review

 MANDASUE HELLER is right at the top of her game with this very frightening new novel. 

I have never read a book by Mandasue Heller before. I totally recommend AFRAID to all crime readers. If you have not put this novel on your to read list now is the time to do so.

Afraid is about a fifteen-year old girl, Skye who is going through hell at home as her mother stabs her father.  

Trouble seems to follow Skye to where ever she goes.

Social workers get involved and put Skye in a home that is more like a jail than a home. The girls make trouble for Skye in the home that she been sent to. Skye takes her chances and runs away into the hands of a friend that she met through the internet chat room. Unfortunately for Skye she runs into more trouble with her new friend that she has met on the internet.

This is undoubtedly heart breaking that young girls of today believe who they are talking to on the internet.

The story of Afraid will have you afraid with your heart racing, you will be wondering what can possible happen next. 

I highly recommend Afraid to all crime readers. You will not be able to close this novel.


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