The Boy in the Burning House: A Novel
Two years after his father mysteriously disappeared, Jim Hawkins is coping Ñ barely. Underneath he's frozen in uncertainty and grief. Then Ruth Rose crashes into his life. A sixteen-year-old misfit whose manic moods have to be managed by drugs, she tells Jim that her stepfather is a murderer. Every instinct tells Jim to walk away, to get back to the slow process of dealing with his own grief. Yet something about her fierce conviction will not let him rest. Ruth Rose lights a fire in Jim Ñ a burning need to uncover the truth, no matter how painful that truth may be.
Acclaimed author Tim Wynne-Jones turns his considerable talent to a stunning novel that is part mystery, part psychological thriller. Emotionally compelling, fast-paced, terrifying and clever Ñ The Boy in the Burning Houseis an irresistible read.
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Jim Hawkins father is dead. It is assumed he committed suicide, but his body has not been found. Ruth Rose, a young girl about Jim's age, who's step-father is the local preacher, thinks Father Fisher ... Read full review