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The haunting new novel from an acclaimed crime writer - Laurence Schofield's world was torn apart when his teenage daughter vanished. No trace was ever found. But six years later, a TV crew filming in London records a few seconds' footage of a girl who just could be her. Schofield heads for the capital. But this isn't the London of the tourist brochures: it's the Tinderbox, an area of dangerous dereliction where the homeless have created an alternative society with its own rules . . .
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The author of over twenty acclaimed novels, Jo Bannister started her career as a journalist after leaving school at sixteen to work on a local weekly newspaper. Shortlisted for several prestigious awards, she left a career as an editor to pursue her writing full time. She lives in Northern Ireland and is currently working on her next novel. ""Breaking Faith ""is the fifth in her series featuring Brodie Farrell, Daniel Hood, and Jack Deacon.
*Starred Review* Laurence Schofield is a happy man with a good job and a nice family--until the day his daughter Cassie disappears. Fearing the worst, the Schofields wait as days, then weeks, pass with no word and no clue as to what's happened. Six years later, Laurence sees a program about the homeless. In one of the shots is the grainy image of a girl who might be Cassie. Filled with hope, Laurence vows to find her. Tracking down the reporter who made the documentary, Laurence learns just what an alien landscape the world of the homeless can be, especially for children and teens. Cold and hunger are constants, leading some to kill for a pair of boots. Laurence eventually finds a homeless boy named Jonah who offers to be his guide. The two face a series of frightening and violent people and events, and Laurence nearly gives up. The end result isn't exactly what he hoped for, but it teaches him valuable lessons about himself and the world. A spellbinding plot that grabs the reader from page one, combined with a gritty and disturbing look at the world of the homeless, make this blend of thriller and social realism an eye-opening and thoroughly compelling read. Emily Melton
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