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Aug 22 2013

The heir by Lynne Stringer

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Wombat Books, 2013. ISBN 9781921632440.
Verindon 1, the new sci-fi series by Lynne Stringer begins with Sarah's life rapidly disintegrating. A talented art student at a prestigious high school, a reversal in her father's business means that she is now a scholarship girl and therefore barely tolerated by the student body. Always a loner, Sarah now feels even more isolated when she is constantly preyed upon by an extremely wealthy and therefore, powerful senior. Her only enjoyment comes from looking at, and daydreaming about, her best friend's boyfriend, Dan. Then tragedy strikes and Sarah suddenly has no-one except Dan to help her. However, is Dan really a friend or do more sinister reasons lie behind his concern for Sarah?
Sarah's concept of who she is and where she belongs is suddenly spiralling out of control and she finds herself struggling to adapt to another new reality - one that she could never have believed possible. A new world, a new identity and a new set of problems confront Sarah and leave the reader eagerly awaiting the next book. After a slow beginning Stringer hits her stride in what promises to be an engaging series.
Ros Lange

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