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The Tenderness of Thieves by Donna Freitas

The Tenderness of Thieves

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The Tenderness of Thieves by Donna Freitas

Jane is ready for a fantastic summer. In fact, she's pretty sure the universe owes her one. This past winter, Jane was held at knifepoint during an armed robbery and the spectre of that night still haunts her. A summer romance with one of the town bad boys - sexy Handel Davies, who takes her breath away and makes her feel like a bolder version of herself seems like the universe's way of paying her back. But bad boys always have secrets, and Handel's secret just might shatter Jane completely. This suspense novel marries psychological thriller with summer romance and is perfect for teen fans of Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl.


Advance praise for THE TENDERNESS OF THIEVES: The meandering, dreamy language grass is 'tender with the newness of life,

's desire makes her heart 'flutter like the wings of a hummingbird'

. -- Kirkus Reviews

Both the romance and mystery are skillfully told, with smooth, believable dialogue and well-developedcharacters....The surprise ending is likely to spark discussion, especially for those with strongfeminist viewpoints. -- Booklist

[D]ramatic prose gives a noir-like tone to the beachside setting. -- BCCB

About the Author

Donna Freitas ( is an author of fiction and nonfiction for kids and adults. Her previous young adult books include The Possibilities of Sainthood, The Survival Kit and This Gorgeous Game. Born in Rhode Island, Donna now splits her time between New York City and Barcelona.@donna_freitas Donna Freitas's Awards The Gorgeous Game 2010 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Books Sex & the Soul 2008 A Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly The Survival Kit 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults List for Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA); 2013 Bookstar Award (Switzerland)

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352 pages


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Publication date

1st August 2016



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