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Crusher / Niall Leonard.

By: Leonard, Niall [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Crusher ; 1.Publisher: London : Doubleday, 2012Description: 328 pages ; 25 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780857532084 (hbk.); 9780857532091 (tr. pbk.); 0857532081 (hbk.).Subject(s): Murder -- England -- London -- Teen fiction | Fathers and sons -- Teen fiction | Family secrets -- Teen fiction | Murder -- England -- London -- Fiction | Fathers and sons -- Fiction | Family secrets -- Fiction | Murder -- England -- London -- Teenage fiction | Fathers and sons -- Teenage fiction | Family secrets -- Teenage fiction | London (England) -- Teen fiction | London (England) -- Teenage fictionGenre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction) | Detective and mystery fiction. | Young adult fiction. | Teen fiction.DDC classification: 823.92
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After he discovers his father murdered, Finn, now the prime suspect, scours the London underworld, exposing secrets and facing danger, to determine the true killer.
Summary: After he discovers his father murdered, Finn, now the prime suspect, scours the London underworld, exposing secrets and facing danger, to determine the true killer.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The day Finn Maguire discovers his father bludgeoned to death in a pool of blood, his dreary life is turned upside down. Prime suspect in the murder, Finn must race against time to clear his name and find out who hated his dad enough to kill him.
Trawling the sordid, brutal London underworld for answers, Finn exposes dark family secrets and faces danger at every turn. But he's about to learn that it's the people you trust who can hit you the hardest...

"'A fast-paced thriller with real heartâe(tm)
Simon Kernick

After he discovers his father murdered, Finn, now the prime suspect, scours the London underworld, exposing secrets and facing danger, to determine the true killer.

After he discovers his father murdered, Finn, now the prime suspect, scours the London underworld, exposing secrets and facing danger, to determine the true killer.

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Publishers Weekly Review

Irish-born screenwriter Leonard (husband of Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James) makes his YA debut with a hard-hitting adventure that plunges its hero into a bleak, crime-ridden London. Seventeen-year-old Finn Maguire's life is dismal-he's a dyslexic dropout with a criminal record, working at the seedy Max Snack restaurant. After his father, a washed-up actor-turned-screenwriter, is murdered and Finn becomes the primary suspect, he feels he has nothing to lose by hunting the killer himself. Convinced that local mob boss Joseph McGovern is to blame, Finn digs for evidence, even getting a job in one of his restaurants; when his life is threatened, he senses that he's on the right path. With both killers and police after him, Finn's only ally is the beautiful yet unpredictable Zoe. Leonard is clearly writing for the screen, with well-drawn action scenes, snappy patter, and a brand of noir undercoated with fast food grease. Last-minute revelations and a hasty conclusion diffuse some of the story's skillfully developed tension, but the thriller travels at a gripping pace, and has a thick-skinned, yet sympathetic protagonist at the head. Ages 14-up Agent: Valerie Hoskins Associates. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-After high-school dropout Finn Maguire comes home to find his starving-writer father (really his stepfather) bludgeoned to death at the dining room table, he makes it his mission to find the killer. Meanwhile, his lack of cooperation with authorities has some members of the police force pegging Finn as the suspect. Leonard introduces numerous characters as possible suspects, causing the story to take many twists and turns that leave readers guessing the identity of the murderer until the very end. Finn frequently finds himself engaged in battle with villains as he pursues leads into his father's death with a vengeance, carrying a feeling of suspense throughout the novel. Some of the British slang may throw American readers off, but overall the language discrepancies do not take away from the fast-paced story line.-Nicole Knott, Watertown High School, CT (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

After discovering his stepfather brutally murdered, dyslexic dropout Finn, the main suspect, must delve into London's underground criminal circles to find the real murderer; dangerous run-ins, deceit, violence, and mayhem ensue. What this dark, fast-paced thriller lacks in character depth and true suspense it makes up for in copious plot twists, explicit language, and mature sexual situations. (c) Copyright 2013. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.