The Killing Woods (Paperback)

By Lucy Christopher

Chicken House, 9780545461016, 384pp.

Publication Date: December 30, 2014

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Digital Audiobook (1/6/2014)
Hardcover (1/7/2014)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (3/2/2014)
Compact Disc (1/7/2014)
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MP3 CD (1/7/2014)

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The latest thrilling adventure from the author of the Printz Honor Book STOLEN -- now in paperback!Ashlee Parker is dead, and Emily Shepherd's dad is accused of the crime. A former soldier suffering from PTSD, he emerges from the woods carrying the girl's broken body. "Gone," he says, then retreats into silence.What really happened that wild night? Emily knows in her bones that her father is innocent -- isn't he? Before he's convicted, she's got to find out the truth. Does Damon Hilary, Ashlee's charismatic boyfriend, have the answers? Or is he only playing games with her -- the kinds of games that can kill?

About the Author

Lucy Christopher's novel STOLEN was named a Printz Honor Book by the ALA and received England's Branford Boase award and Australia's Gold Inky for best debut. In a starred review, PUBLISHERS WEEKLY called it "an emotionally raw thriller...a haunting account of captivity and the power of relationships." She is also the author of FLYAWAY, a novel for younger readers, and THE KILLING WOODS, a novel for young adults. Lucy lives in Monmouth, Wales. Visit her at and follow her on Twitter @LucyCAuthor.

Praise For The Killing Woods


*"A gripping, heartbreaking, emotionally substantial look at war wounds and the allure of danger."--KIRKUS REVIEWS, starred review

"[A] tense and nimbly crafted psychological thriller."--PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

Praise for STOLEN:

"Complicated and beautiful -- it left me doubting my emotions and missing a place I'd never been." --Maggie Stiefvater

"All the tension of lightning, all the terror of thunder. A stunning, scary, and beautiful book." --John Marsden

*"An emotionally raw thriller...a haunting account of captivity and the power of relationships." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, starred review

Michael L. Printz Honor Book

ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults

USBBY Outstanding International Book