The Missing Boy by Rachel Billington

The Missing Boy

byRachel Billington

Kobo ebook | May 27, 2010

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Every year over 100,000 children go missing in Britain and although most return within a few days, many are never found again. Rufus is thirteen years old, and doesn't feel ready to grow up. He's clever and kind-hearted but also extremely troubled. When a school friend commits suicide, Rufus is filled with an inexplicable urge to escape. Running away from his home in London, Rufus wants a new life - and to become a different person. Left behind are his mother Eve, a teacher whose students are everything to her, his father Max, a man easily led astray by women, and his aunt Martha, a prison officer who is close to Rufus, and a little too close to Max. Rufus' disappearance forces all three to question their relationship with him, and brings into sharp focus their own fractured lives. As the people who care for him grow more desperate with every passing day, Rufus finds himself in a world that is becoming ever darker and more frightening. He has been forced to leave his hiding-place and is now sleeping rough. But Rufus is not alone. Someone close by is watching him...
Title:The Missing BoyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 27, 2010Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

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