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The Foster Child

The Foster Child

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2000s: How dangerous and bad can one 11 year old girl be?

  • ISBN: 978-1472235299
  • Genre: Psychological

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When child psychologist Imogen Reid takes on the case of 11-year-old Ellie Atkinson, she refuses to listen to warnings that the girl is dangerous.

Ellie was the only survivor of a fire that killed her family. Imogen is convinced she’s just a sad and angry child struggling to cope with her loss.

But Ellie’s foster parents and teachers are starting to fear her. When she gets upset, bad things seem to happen. And as Imogen gets closer to Ellie, she may be putting herself in dange

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Gaunt (A fictional village in England)

Shropshire is on the map as the author is based here.
Gaunt by name and gaunt by nature. You’ll be pleased to know that this godforsaken place isn’t real. Just as well really:

“A canopy of trees lined the road into the town of Gaunt, dappling the tarmac with sunlight where it breaks through the leaves, making me squint. It feels as though we’re driving through a tunnel of beauty to the last destination we will ever reach. The end of the road”

“Gaunt stretches out ahead of us as bleak and uninviting as its name suggests, hollowed out and emaciated. the place brings to mind a hall of mirrors, every angle skewed and off centre so that it doesn’t matter which perspective you look at it from, something always feels wrong. Gray-fronted houses sit abandoned and desolate. Population : dwindling.”

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