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Published by Random House Children's Publishers UK

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EAN: 9781407098722
Published: 4 Jan 2009


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Martha is twelve - and very different from other kids, because of her parents. Strict members of a religious group - the Brethren - their rules dominate Martha's life. And one rule is the most important of all: she must never ever invite anyone home. If she does, their shameful secret - Abomination - could be revealed. But as Martha makes her first real friend in Scott, a new boy at school, she begins to wonder. Is she doing the right thing by helping to keep Abomination a secret? And just how far will her parents go to prevent the truth from being known?

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What the critics say

A taut and thrilling novel from a master of the unpredictable
- Daily Telegraph

Robert Swindells writes the kind of books that are so scary you're afraid to turn the page
- Young Telegraph

Plots which grip the reader from the opening paragraph
- The Sunday Times

Often chilling, yet ultimately uplifting . . . Totally convincing . . . Absolutely unmissable
- The Bookseller

Powerful, compassionate and original
- Bournemouth Daily Echo

About the Author

ROBERT SWINDELLS left school at fifteen to work on a local newspaper. At seventeen, he joined the RAF for three years, then trained and worked as a teacher. Now a full-time writer, he is the author of a number of bestselling titles for the Random House children's list. In 1994 he won the Carnegie Medal for STONE COLD (Hamish Hamilton), a teenage novel about a serial killer.

RUBY TANYA won the Salford Children's Book Award 2005.

'Plots which grip the reader from the opening paragraph' THE SUNDAY TIMES

'Robert Swindells writes the kinds of books that are so scary you're afraid to turn the page' YOUNG TELEGRAPH

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