Tightrope, Paperback
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When Ashley climbs up and graffiti tags a wall in the middle of the night, she has no idea how serious the consequences will be.

Someone sees her, someone dangerous. Now Ashley is being watched ...and followed. Then the notes start arriving, becoming progressively more sinister.

When the threats turn deadly, Ashley realizes she can't confront the stalker alone and seeks the help of local gang leader Eddie Beale.

But Eddie's help doesn't come for free-he expects something in return.

Ashley has to decide how far she's willing to go-and what she's prepared to risk-to unmask her stalker.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thrillers (Children's/YA)
  • ISBN: 9780192755896



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Eddie Beale is the coolest guy on the Row. He looks after you, for a price. Ashley is the perfect child, well almost. She's shy, well-behaved, looks after her invalid mother, and takes care of their shabby home. But she has a secret, something that goes on at night. A secret only her best friend Vikki knows about, but not for long.Ashley is being stalked, and whoever it is, claims to know her secret. With the help of Eddie and his gang, Ashley learns the identity of her stalker - or thinks she does. Is Eddie really "helping" her? Or is he using her to get revenge? One thing's for certain, Ashley can never trust anyone, not even her best friend, with her deepest secrets.Usually when I go to the library, I head for the new books, or check out the popular ones. Especially with the supernatural book craze going around, meaningful books like Tightrope by Gillian Cross can easily be overlooked. If you're looking for a change, pick up Tightrope and read away!

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