Reader Reviewed The Beneath by S. C. Ransom
  

The Beneath

Written by S. C. Ransom

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An adrenaline fuelled opening plunges readers into a compelling and tense thriller. Lily is loitering on the platform of an underground station – with no signal it’s a refuge from her cyberbullies – when a girl comes running down the track. Lily pulls her clear millimetres ahead of a train, and follows her into a secret passage, and a nightmare world. In the labyrinth beneath London lives a strange community, ruled by an autocratic leader ‘The Farmer’, and the crop he controls is truly terrifying. S. C. Ransom succeeds in making the scenario credible at all times; Lily and Aria, the girl she saves, are strong teen characters; the bullying sub-plot sensitively handled. A gripping teen read. ~ Andrea Reece

Kirsty from Nosy Crow says: “Sue can really spin a yarn and she keeps you guessing right to the very end. No spoilers from me, but there are times when you wonder if anyone is going to make it out of the book in one piece!”

Reader Reviews

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  • Edel Waugh - 'amazing! I started this book and never stopped until I was finished. The story does not slow down for a minute making it a pure adrenaline ride!'
  • Sophia Ufton - 'Wow, this book was unputdownable! I started reading quite early about 8.00am and couldn't stop by 4.00pm I was done! Wow!!'
  • Destiny Maraj, age 13 - 'I really loved reading this book! It had a great plot, with very interesting twists and turns.'
  • Aimee Sweet, age 13 - 'This fantastic story hooked me in on the first page- I couldn’t stop reading until I finished it a day later!'
  • Emma Hughes - 'a brilliant book that grips you from start to finish. It takes you through a touching story with many twists, and leaves you wishing for more.'
  • Poppy, age 16 - ''The Beneath' is a really interesting, suspense filled book, with strong characters you can't help feeling attached to. I really enjoyed this book and would recommend.'

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Synopsis

The Beneath by S. C. Ransom

The long-awaited new novel from Sue Ransom is a dark and sinister novel for 12+ readers. Imagine meeting someone from a community living far below the streets of London, someone who's never seen daylight or breathed fresh air. Someone who's got a secret, and a story, and a plan that will put you and the boy you love in terrible danger...

It's an ordinary school day but Lily is about to step into a nightmare. How can Lily trust the girl she rescues from the Tube tunnel? It's only when Lily finds herself in the labyrinth beneath London that she learns the horrific truth - about the Farmer, the Crop, and about herself...

About the Author

S. C. Ransom

Sue Ransom, the author of the Small Blue Thing trilogy, is a senior headhunter, but on the way to work and in the evenings she’s a writer: she wrote Small Blue Thing, her debut novel, as a birthday present for her daughter, and she composed it mostly on her BlackBerry. Serendipity led her to publishers Nosy Crow and she’s now busy writing her fourth novel. She lives with her husband and two teenage children in Surrey.

Click here to read a Q&A with S. C. Ransom.

In the video below, the author explains how she came up with the idea for Small Blue Thing.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
368 pages
Interest Age: From 12 years

Author

S. C. Ransom
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Publisher

Nosy Crow Ltd

Publication date

4th March 2015

ISBN

9780857632760

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