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    • ISBN:9781780870489
    • Publication date:27 Mar 2014

A Kiss in the Dark

By Cat Clarke

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Can love survive the ultimate betrayal? A compelling story of love and identity for fans of Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott and Jandy Nelson.

Real, compulsive and intense: Cat Clarke is the queen of emotional suspense. For fans of Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott and Jandy Nelson.

Can love survive the ultimate betrayal? A compelling story of love and identity from a bestselling author.

When Alex meets Kate the attraction is instant.

Alex is funny, good-looking, and a little shy - everything that Kate wants in a boyfriend.

Alex can't help falling for Kate, who is pretty, charming and maybe just a little naive...

But one of them is hiding an unbelievable secret, and as their love blossoms, it threatens to ruin not just their relationship, but their lives...

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  • ISBN: 9781780870472
  • Publication date: 04 May 2017
  • Page count: 384
  • Imprint: Quercus Children's Books
All in all a perfect YA novel which blew me away from the start, had me gripped until the end and left me in emotional tatters — Good Reads
A realistic, gritty novel of growing as a person, of loving a person of acceptance and one that will stick with you even after the last page! — Studio Reads
The best yet from the consistently great Cat Clarke, this is a stunning story of a relationship with a secret at the heart of it — Book Bag
Clarke excels at genuine page-turners with a heart of darkness and I read this in one greedy sitting. — The Bookseller
A satsifying and...all-too-credible thriller — Inis
Undoubtedly one of the most exciting and talented YA writers in Britain — Library Mice on Cat Clarke
I wholly, unabashedly and completely recommend this book — Inis Magazine on Cat Clarke
Clarke...succeeds brilliantly, thanks to the reality of the characters and the depth of the emotion — The Scotsman on Cat Clarke
Moving, thought provoking and utterly gripping from start to finish — Mizz on Cat Clarke
All in all a perfect YA novel which blew me away from the start, had me gripped until the end and left me in emotional tatters
A realistic, gritty novel of growing as a person, of loving a person of acceptance and one that will stick with you even after the last page!
The best yet from the consistently great Cat Clarke, this is a stunning story of a relationship with a secret at the heart of it
Clarke excels at genuine page-turners with a heart of darkness and I read this in one greedy sitting.
A satsifying and...all-too-credible thriller
Undoubtedly one of the most exciting and talented YA writers in Britain
I wholly, unabashedly and completely recommend this book
Clarke...succeeds brilliantly, thanks to the reality of the characters and the depth of the emotion
Moving, thought provoking and utterly gripping from start to finish
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