Hello Darkness by Anthony McGowan
  

Hello Darkness

Written by Anthony McGowan

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A darkly comic psychological thriller with a noir twist from an award-winning author.

Synopsis

Hello Darkness by Anthony McGowan

Stealthy, furtive, unhurried yet urgent - In a few seconds of efficient butchery, the chickens are dead and dismembered. Someone is on a killing spree - slaughtering the school pets with a cold-blooded savagery. The number-one suspect: Johnny Middleton. Johnny's had problems in the past, but they're behind him now. So what if he still sees the world a little differently? He's not crazy and he's not a killer. And he's going to prove it.

Reviews

A gripping, original and stylish novel -- Amanda Craig * The Times * Whereas wannabe noir fiction often mistakes bleakness for darkness, McGowan has empathy for his troubled protagonist. If a disturbing read can be fun, if laugh-out-loud can have heart and soul, McGowan's got it nailed -- Keith Gray * Scotsman Magazine * McGowan's high school noir is fresh, fast and seriously good fun * Booktrust * A masterfully clever story with a tongue-in-cheek sense of wit * Sister Spooky * McGowan achieves some gorgeously, glitteringly mad writing. -- Philip Womack * Literary Review * An original, unsettling noir thriller. -- Amanda Craig * New Statesman * A subtle, shifting and surprising story that avoids easy definition and is memorable...weirdly wonderful * Books For Keeps * Hello Darkness is a darkly comic and original mystery novel for young adults filled with Raymond Chandleresque noir dialogue -- Martin Chiltern * Telegraph Top 10 YA books of 2013 * Hello Darkness is a darkly comic and original mystery novel for young adults filled with Raymond Chandleresque noir dialogue -- Martin Chiltern * Telegraph Top 10 YA books of 2013 *

About the Author

Anthony McGowan

Anthony McGowan has written several young adult novels including Hellbent, Henry Tumour, The Knife That Killed Me, the last of which was adapted into a highly acclaimed flm in 2014. Anthony has also written widely for younger children, including the award-winning Donut Diaries series, and Einstein’s Underpants, which was short-listed for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. His upcoming novel, The Art of Failing, is due to come out later this year. He lives in London.

Q & A video: Anthony answers questions about his book, Willard Price: Leopard Adventure.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
272 pages
Interest Age: From 14 years

Author

Anthony McGowan
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Author's Website

anthonymcgowan.com/Hello.ht...

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

5th September 2013

ISBN

9781406337846

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