Written by Paula Rawsthorne
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Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Awards 2014, 11-14 category - One of our Books of the Year 2013 & June 2013 Book of the Month We loved Paula Rawsthorne's debut novel in 2011, The Truth About Celia Frost, and are delighted to see her second novel, Blood Tracks, is equally explosive. A psychological thriller, packed with mystery but with a clever plot that will appeal to existing fans of Paula's and will also attract a swathe of new readers - both girls & boys.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Blood Tracks a small number of teenagers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'This was a fantastic book! It’s really thrilling and I couldn’t put it down; it has a terrific twist... Blood tracks is probably the best book I’ve read this year so far!'
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Blood Tracks by Paula Rawsthorne
Gina is a runner. With her feet pounding the ground and her dad watching, she feels as though she can fly. But when her dad dies in dramatic circumstances, Gina refuses to accept the explanations she is given. Struggling to find the truth, Gina finds herself plunged into a world far removed from the one she has known; a world of lies, crime and betrayal. A world that will make her question everyone and everything around her. And a world she can't run from.
Leeds Book Awards 2014
The Battles of Ben Kingdom by Andrew Beasley
Ways to See a Ghost by Emily Diamand
The Child's Elephant by Rachel Campbell-Johnston
After Tomorrow by Gillian Cross
The Poison Boy by Fletcher Moss
Geek Girl by Holly Smale
The Killing Woods by Lucy Christopher
Hostage Three by Nick Lake
Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
The Quietness by Alison Rattle
Delilah Acworth thrilling, and completely addictive....I found myself reading in every spare minute I had, eager to read more about Gina’s young Sherlock adventures. Amazing book, I loved every minute of it. Click here to read the full review....
Safiyah Afghan Blood Tracks is a fast paced, adrenaline pumping book that will have readers on the edge of their seat the whole time. With unexpected twists and turns and thrilling revelations this book is perfect for all readers. Click here to read the full review....
Danielle Shepherd This book was amazing, I couldn't put it down! I absolutely loved it! The fast pacing, page turning novel had me on the edge of my seat all the time. Click here to read the full review....
Rebecca Tyrrell I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who likes action, suspense and mystery but has the patience to get through the times when everything seems to slow down. Trust me the ending is worth waiting for Click here to read the full review....
Ayesha Afghan a world of romance, crime, and death. Paula Rawsthorne is an extremely talented author and I really enjoyed reading Blood Tracks. Click here to read the full review....
Jenny Duffy I loved Paula Rawsthorne’s first novel The Truth About Celia Frost, so I was very excited to read this! Blood Tracks is a fast-paced, exciting thriller with some very clever twists. Click here to read the full review....
Ashley Masters, age 13 The story was interesting and gripping the whole way through, the characters were edgy and believable and I felt like I was there the whole time…..I would love to say more but you will have to get the book to find out for yourself! Click here to read the full review....
Hollie Compton For a book I wasn't sure I'd enjoy, it met my expectations and exceeded them by miles. I loved reading every page of this book and glad I got to read it. Click here to read the full review....
Lauren Walsh age 15 an amazing thriller....Intrigue, suspicion, romance, fast moving, exciting are all ingredients to make a brilliant story come alive. Click here to read the full review....
Tahmin aged 12 a really good book...this book deserves a ten out of ten rating Click here to read the full review....
Amy Knight Blood Tracks is a fantastic book; the story is beautifully crafted and gives a delicate portrayal of the life of Gina Wilson. Having read Paula Rawsthorne’s previous novel The Truth about Celia Frost I could only hope that that her second novel lives up to this standard and it certainly exceeded it. Click here to read the full review....
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