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See No Evil

Jamila Gavin

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

This spellbinding haunted-house story takes place within the confines of a grand London mansion, a place where shadowy characters are always coming and going, almost like ghosts. But when twelve-year-old Nettie’s beloved tutor disappears, the cloistered yet savvy girl must pull her head out of the sand and find out why. In her search, she makes a friend and turns detective, coming apart yet coming alive as she discovers deeply disturbing things about her father and how he funds her family’s extravagant lifestyle – through human trafficking.

The award-winning author’s new novel is a rich and riveting story about the dangers of turning a blind eye to unsightly events and unsavory possibilities.

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MEMORIES AND SECRETS
A figure came out of the darkness. He stood in the hall; motionless; breathless still; silent as space. A dim light caught his shadow and it began to expand and grow, blotting out the light, as if Satan himself had spread his wings, creating a black hole which was devouring the whole house.
“I want to know more about you. As far back as you can go,” said Nettie’s new tutor.
Far back . . . earliest memories . . . back and back. Sounds and images swirled in her head as she put pencil to paper, and she seemed to disintegrate. She was stardust again—that’s
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Praise for See No Evil

“This well-written novel has descriptive language, atmosphere, and lots of intrigue as it moves to a stunning conclusion.” —School Library Journal

“Gavin balances the novel's darker themes with a sense of adventure.” —Shelf Awareness

“With masterful detail . . . Gavin creates indelible characters, settings, and moods.” Booklist

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Jamila Gavin

  • Jamila Gavin's Coram Boy won the Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year Award and is the basis for both a Broadway play and a forthcoming feature film. Her next book, The Blood Stone, won comparison in The New York Times Book Review to “an expertly plotted tale out of Kipling.” Ms. Gavin was born in Mussoorie, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, and now lives in Gloucestershire, England.

  • Jamila Gavin
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See No Evil

Jamila Gavin

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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