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The Killables

Written by Gemma Malley

The Killables Synopsis

Evil has been eradicated. The City has been established. And citizens may only enter after having the 'evil' part of their brain removed. They are labelled on the System according to how 'good' they are. If they show signs of the evil emerging, they are labelled a K . . . But no one knows quite what that means. Only that they disappear, never to be seen again . . .

The Killables Press Reviews

Chillingly well-imagined. * Daily Mail * Malley creates a harrowing dystopian world that keeps you turning the pages. * We Love This Book * '. . . like a roller coaster of adventure . . . The Killables is a very interesting book, dealing with our perceptions of what is evil, and whether it is possible to turn someone completely evil or completely good. The concept of the novel regarding the control of evil is fascinating . . . It is safe to say that Malley has a talent for writing dystopian novels and I am looking forward to the next installment in this highly fast-paced trilogy.' * Guardian Online * I love Gemma Malley . . . Somehow, she manages to produce books that are at once intellectual, challenging, sophisticated, exciting, romantic and accessible. * * At times I felt I couldn't put this down, there were times where the action was riveting and others I just wanted to read on to find out the truth about the system . . . Malley has done an excellent job and it is well worth a read. * * A great deal of thought and planning has clearly gone into the world building. I believed it, could see it happening and found it disturbing and fascinating at the same time . . . The denouement was particularly satisfying. The System is organised on a computer and I loved the part that this took in the plot and its ending. Although this is the first in the series I was happy with the conclusion of book one, it satisfied my need for revenge although there are plenty of untied ends and interesting threads for the rest of the series. * * 'Malley is an exceptional story-teller who knows how to keep the story flowing and exciting... The Killables will give readers an insatiable appetite for Malley's characters who are fraught with flaws and realistic mentalities. This dystopian novel has a touch of science fiction and survival elements that longtime fans of Malley will surely appreciate!' * * Praise for Gemma Malley's previous books * : * The Declaration is a chilling, dystopian view of how life may be in the not too far off future, reminiscent of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and PD James's The Children of Men, but written for a young teenage audience . . . ground-breaking, mesmerizing and compelling novel. * * Stunning, thought-provoking and a book that genuinely stays with you. * The Bookseller *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444722802
Publication date: 11th October 2012
Author: Gemma Malley
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 384 pages

About Gemma Malley

Gemma Malley is an award-winning author. She lives in London with her husband and three young children. You can visit her online at

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