Case One: Knock Down, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Victim: teenage female (13-14?). Unconscious. Head injury, laceration to arm. Struck by lorry. Driver present at scene. Possible victim ID = Ashleigh Jarvis. Bus pass + purse in pocket. No shoes. Feet dirty. When Ashleigh is taken to hospital following a traffic accident, an examination of the unconscious girl reveals injuries that suggest a disturbing series of events prior to her being knocked down.

Ashleigh has been keeping a dark secret - and sixteen-year-old Trainee Police Officer, Holly Blades, will stop at nothing to discover the truth. Gritty, electrifying drama from BAFTA award-winning writer, Chris Ould: the freshest blood in YA crime fiction.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9781409547280



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Highly recommended to teenager's who like The Cherub series. Sutied to aged over 15 years.

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Sixteen-year-old Holly Blades is working as a TPO (Trainee Police Officer). Her first case involves fourteen-year-old Ashleigh Jarvis who is knocked down by a lorry and whom she accompanies to the hospital. Whilst there they discover there is far more to the accident than first assumed and Holly's suspicions will lead her even deeper into a tangled web.A fantastic and gritty crime story from author Chris Ould. His main character, Holly, was such a strong and believable protagonist. I think the cover was fantastic and the extra information such as the glossary and list of police ranks incredibly useful. This book is a great read - highly recommended.

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