The Repossession Paperback
Romance and suspense combine in a tense teen thriller that will leave you gasping for more ...34 kids missing.
Vanished without a trace. Believing she is possessed, Genie Magee's mother has imprisoned her all summer encouraged by the sinister Reverend Schneider.
Beautiful Rian, love of her life, sets her free, and their escape washes them up at Marshall's remote farmhouse downriver.
But why are there newspaper clippings of the missing kids pinned to Marshall's bathroom wall? And should they believe his stories about the experiments at the Fortress, an underground research station nearby? Genie meets Denis. Missing two years now, but hasn't grown an inch. Rian is haunted by Renee, who insists she's not actually dead.
Soon they discover the terrible truth about Reverend Schneider and worse, Genie is next ...and Rian can't do a thing to prevent it. The Repossession is just the beginning. Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Award and longlisted for the Amazing Book Awards in Sussex. 'Forget Bella and Edward. Genie and Rian are the new IT couple in the teen fiction world!' Kooky Toon Book Corner blog Check out Sam's website: http://www.samhawksmoor.com
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
- Publication Date: 01/03/2012
- Category: Science fiction
- ISBN: 9780340997086
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Review by Cynical_Ames
80/499 pages read.<br/><br/>I came across this stunning book cover while browsing my library's new orders so I reserved it. A thrilling first chapter reminded me of <I>Carrie</i> and the movie <I>Cherry Falls</i>. <br/><br/>Genie knew when her beloved grandmother died and told her fanatically religious mother. When her mother found out Genie's prediction was true she locked her daughter up in her bedroom behind bars, let her church's congregation call her the devil's plaything, encourage her to take her own life, burn the crucifix into her flesh, etc. Quite disturbing. Meanwhile 34 children go missing with no word from them and no bodies to bury. Rumours fly around and frantic parents are scared their child will be next. Uncomfortably childish and unrealistic writing from the moment Genie is rescued meant I couldn't continue.