Killing Sound
Paul Southern
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UK Price: £7.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 13+ & YA
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: xxxpp
ISBN: 978-1-909489-08-0
Publication date: September 2014
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When Jodie’s parents were killed years ago during one of her father’s experiments with sound waves, Jodie was thought to be the only witness. But something else was released into the room that night. And its silence is deadly …

Jodie is cursed with a terrible gift. She just doesn’t know it yet. When she stumbles across one of her dead father’s old papers on sound waves in the attic, it sets her on a terrifying journey to find out more, leading her across the streets of London to the dark, untrodden tunnels of the Underground, where she is forced to face the truth. Her worst nightmare is about to become real. Worse, she can hear it coming.

‘This is a chilling book that melds science with the supernatural … For anyone who loves the paranormal, this is a real page-turner of a novel.’
‘This is a brutal, bloody read that will grab you from it’s first page. I was hooked within the first couple of chapters … I can honestly say that it’s one of the first books in a very long time that has actually had me looking over my shoulder with shivers running down my spine.’
‘An unbelievably tense atmosphere pervades this terrific teen adventure … Jodie is a superb character.’
‘Killing Sound explores a genuinely unique and interesting premise … the plot is fresh and the action well written. Killing Sound is a highly readable novel from an author new to the YA scene.’
‘Killing Sound is a pacy and engaging YA book, with creepy moments that make it read like a teen-focused episode of The X-Files.’

The black cab tore through London’s rain-washed streets, slicing through the late-night traffic. It was 1.33 a.m. and Malcolm

"I wanted to write a book that, as a teenager, I would love to have read. I also wanted to scare the living daylights out of myself. Killing Sound is a book about the imagination and ghosts and science and superstition. It has a lot of Victorian melodrama and gothic horror to it – very dark and creepy – and I would recommend you sleep with the light on after reading it. It was inspired by a quote I read about the London Underground from 1860: ‘The forthcoming end of the world would be hastened by the construction of underground railways burrowing into infernal regions and thereby disturbing the devil.’ As soon as I saw it, I was drawn inexorably down there to see if it were true."

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