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In this first book by Belinda Bauer, we are introduced to Stephen Lamb a twelve-year-old who is trying to find the body of his uncle. In fairness, I would expect to see improvement in later novels.


Belinda’s writing style is beautiful, her words slide off the page and create the images for us as if we’re watching them. Belinda Bauer has produced a great first book and one that is in my top five reads in Very formulaic and no surprises.

That taking it was the same as not taking it; that conscience was just a self-imposed bar to pleasure; that suffering was so transitory that a million children might be tortured and killed in the merest blink of a cosmic eye. There are some good points. I make an effort to give you the information so you can make an informed decision before reading.

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We know he’s nearing the end of a prison sentence. It isn’t a who-dunnit either.

He writes letters to the killer to ask where the body is. The impact severely affected his family. The juxtaposition between the sad, lonely and determined young boy and the disgustingly evil serial killer worked really well for me – although the book isn’t particularly fast-paced by any means, I found it to still be a real page-turner. Steven’s been spending all his spare time digging the moor, looking for his uncle’s body, but even a 12 year old can work out how futile that is.

Unkindness just about all around is saying it lightly. Premise is a little boy is looking for the body of his uncle who died as a child at the hands of a serial killer.

Not blwcklands speak of the horrors of the victims and Avery. The cat and mouse game is intriguing – particularly the prospect of Stephen being Avery’s next victim. To and with such a young person, it truly is creepy.

Reviews Bauer, Belinda – ‘Blacklands’ Paperback: That said it is not graphic. Everyone in town believes Billy was murdered–after all, serial killer Arnold Avery later admitted killing six other children and burying them on the same desolate moor that surrounds their small English village.

Review – Blacklands by Belinda Bauer

And there begins a dangerous cat-and-mouse game between a desperate child and a bored serial killer. Steven felt himself shrinking under its blind blacjlands. Feb 28, Jasmine rated it really liked it Shelves: Although his is far more dangerous To be honest, it’s a wonder Steven can gather the will to actually leave his bed in the morning!


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We know how his crimes affected one family. As a first novel, this is an exceptional effort. Jun 25, Alma rated it it was amazing Shelves: But can a twelve-year-old boy ever be a match for a calculated monster with six dead bodies the pinnacle of his sick achievements? This is written in a dark, moody bleak, and above average prose depth and ability.

One of these items ships sooner than the other. Steven has an odd hobby, digging along England’s Exmoor. At that time, many kids had gone missing and Arnold Avery, a notorious serial killer, admitted to many of their disappearances. Set up a giveaway. Plot s Posted to The Literary Lawyer. She kept it hidden and under control until the end when the sick, slimy, black evil was revealed.

Blacklands by Belinda Bauer

Stephen wants Avery to admit that he killed his uncle, but will he tell him? This is not an action-packed, rapid-fire action novel. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.