Odd Child Out

Odd Child Out

A Novel

Book - 2017
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Best friends Noah Sadler and Abdi Mahad have always been inseparable. But when Noah is found floating unconscious in Bristol's Feeder Canal, Abdi can't - or won't - tell anyone what happened. Detective Jim Clemo is now assigned to look into this unfortunate accident. But tragedy strikes and what looked like the simple case of a prank gone wrong soon ignites into a public battle. Noah is British. Abdi is a Somali refugee. Neither of them know how far they will have to go, what demons they will have to face, what pain they will have to suffer.
Publisher: New York, New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, ©2017.
ISBN: 9780062697837
9780062740472
Characteristics: 404, 12 pages ;,24 cm.

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Quietday
Dec 19, 2018

Gilly MacMillan is a skilled writer who made a thriller reader out of me. Her stories are concise and plausible with interesting characters who connect with the reader in all sorts of ways. I would rank her above the other domestic writers that are so popular right now. I love than I can never guess and that she ties up loose ends where others leave you scratching your head.

A moving story about two boys with very different backgrounds. They form a very close friendship - but tragedy follows.
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jeanie123
Jun 11, 2018

This book picks up right where What She Knew left off with DI Clemo having finished his therapy and heading back to work. I didn't really like the Clemo character in What She Knew but I warmed to him a little more in this book as his character was given more dimension and insight. There are no big plot twists or surprises in this book; a steady flow of breadcrumbs lets you figure it all out.

multcolib_susannel Dec 04, 2017

Two fourteen-year old boys sneak out at night but in the morning, one boy is in ICU and the other refuses to speak.

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