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Rachel Ward - Author

About the Author

Rachel Ward, author of the NUMBERS series, grew up in Bookham, Surrey. After school she studied Geography at Durham University and, combined working for a number of local authorities with raising a family. She began writing in her 30's, starting out with short stories. One of these short stories formed the basis of the idea for NUMBERS. Rachel later came to the attention of Chicken House at a local writers' surgery and was signed to Chicken House as a result.

Her debut novel, NUMBERS, was the winner of Winner of the Flemish Children and Youth Literature Prize 2011 and the Angus Book Awards 2010, and was shortlisted for the prestigious Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2009 and the Branford Boase Award 2010.

The sequel to NUMBERS, entitled NUMBERS 2: THE CHAOS, was released in June 2010 and the third and final book in the series, NUMBERS 3: INFINITY was released in June 2011.

NUMBERS is currently in production as a film, and is being produced by the same film-makers who gave us This is England '86 and Four Lions.

Ward’s gritty YA thriller, THE DROWNING was published in May 2013. The second in the series, WATER BORN, will be published in August.

Featured books by Rachel Ward

Other books by Rachel Ward

Expiry Date

Expiry Date

Author: Rachel Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/06/2020

Bea's favourite customer, Julie, hasn't been seen for weeks. Her abusive husband, Dave, claims she's left him but Bea can't shake the feeling something worse has happened. When a body is found, it seems to confirm her fears - until it comes out that the corpse is fifteen years old. Where is Julie? Who is the dead girl? And what was her connection to Bea's late father? Ant and Bea are back with their most personal case yet.

Dead Stock

Dead Stock

Author: Rachel Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

`I'm scared of anyone with a knife and a grudge' New Year dawns and something is rotten in Kingsleigh. With a body on the bypass and pet cats going missing, supermarket sleuths Ant and Bea have a new case. But juggling problems at work and home takes its toll - and as they near the truth, more than one secret is going to come out.

The Cost of Living

The Cost of Living

Author: Rachel Ward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2017

When a young woman is attacked walking home from her local supermarket, Bea Jordan, a smart but unfulfilled checkout girl, is determined to investigate. Colleagues and customers become suspects, secrets are uncovered. While fear stalks the town, Bea finds an unlikely ally in Ant, the seemingly gormless new trainee, but risks losing the people she loves most as death comes close to home. The Cost of Living is a warm, contemporary story with likeable leads, an engaging cast of supporting characters and a dark thread running throughout.

Right Next to Me

Right Next to Me

Author: Rachel Ward Format: eBook Release Date: 08/08/2017

She has a crush on her boyfriend's best friend. How long can a good thing last? Sydney was sure Gavin was the perfect boyfriend until he moved across the country for school. After spending more time with her best friend, James, she's now rethinking everything. Sydney's once sure footing in life slips even more as she discovers new details about her own father's betrayal. Scared she'll hurt Gavin like her father hurt her, Sydney must decide if she'll stay with the perfect boyfriend, or the perfectly flawed boy who's been there all along.

NUMBERS 1,2,3

NUMBERS 1,2,3

Author: Rachel Ward Format: eBook Release Date: 11/02/2016

CHisla Rejchel Uord zavorozhili ves' mir. Istoriya o podrostkah, sposobnyh videt' datu smerti cheloveka, porazila voobrazhenie chitatelej v samyh raznyh chastyah planety - ot Brazilii do Pekina. Esli razobrat'sya, v CHislah rech' idet ne o smerti. EHto kniga o tom, kak zhit' s ehtoj sposobnost'yu, s ehtim opasnym znaniem.

Schwimm schneller als der Tod

Schwimm schneller als der Tod

Author: Rachel Ward Format: eBook Release Date: 30/07/2015

Es ist Sommer, es ist hei und in der Schule kippen die Madchen reihenweise um. Da hilft nur: baden. Zum Gluck hat Nicola einen Platz im Schwimmteam, denn sonst wurde ihr Vater niemals erlauben, dass sie in den Pool geht. Seitdem mehrere Madchen ertrunken sind, nimmt seine Angst vor Wasser krankhafte Zuge an. Fur Nicola schwer zu verstehen, denn sie fuhlt sich ganz in ihrem Element, wenn sie schwimmt. So frei und schnell und unbesiegbar. Ob das mit der geheimnisvollen Stimme zu tun hat, die sie plotzlich im Wasser horen kann?

WATER BORN

WATER BORN

Author: Rachel Ward Format: eBook Release Date: 30/03/2015

Nik vsegda lyubila vodu. Popast' v sbornuyu po plavaniyu dlya nee znachilo ochen' mnogo. Prakticheski vsyo. Kogda v bassejne Nik nachinaet slyshat' nekij potustoronnij golos, v poiskah razgadki ona obrashchaetsya k svoemu otcu. No otvety na ee voprosy vedut v proshloe, o kotorom otec ne hochet vspominat'. A kogda neskol'ko sverstnic Nik tonut pri zagadochnyh obstoyatel'stvah, devushka okazyvaetsya edinstvennoj, kto sposoben otkryt' uzhasayushchuyu pravdu... Ot avtora vsemirnogo bestsellera "e;CHisla Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

THE DROWNING

THE DROWNING

Author: Rachel Ward Format: eBook Release Date: 02/02/2015

Vam navernyaka znakoma sila vody. CHto, esli kto-nibud' poluchit vlast' nad ehtoj siloj i zastavit vodu sluzhit' temnym celyam? Kogda Karl otkryvaet glaza na beregu holodnogo ozera, on vidit, kak v meshok zapihivayut telo parnya, udivitel'no pohozhego na nego, i vrachej, okazyvayushchih pomoshch' mokroj drozhashchej devushke. Vernuvshis' iz bol'nicy domoj Karl osoznaet, chto nichego ne pomnit. No postepenno, otdel'nymi kuskami, vospominaniya vozvrashchayutsya. No samoe uzhasnoe - ehto to, chto vmeste s vospominaniyami vozvrashchaetsya i utonuvshij chelovek, ego brat Rob, i on obvinyaet Karla v svoej smerti, v tom, chto Karl otnyal u nego lyubimuyu, i zhazhdet rasplaty... Ot avtora vsemirnogo bestsellera "e;CHisla Vpervye na russkom yazyke!

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