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Bad Signs R. J. Ellory

Bad Signs By R. J. Ellory

Bad Signs by R. J. Ellory


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Summary

A dark and dramatic tale of two brothers on the run from the law...

Bad Signs Summary

Bad Signs by R. J. Ellory

Orphaned by an act of senseless violence that took their mother from them, half-brothers Clarence Luckman and Elliott Danziger have been raised in state institutions, unaware of any world outside. But their lives take a sudden turn when they are seized as hostages by a convicted killer en route to death row.

Earl Sheridan is a psychopath of the worst kind, but he has the potential to change the boys' lives for ever. As the trio set off on a frenetic escape from the law through California and Texas, the two brothers must come to terms with the ever-growing tide of violence that follows in their wake - something that forces them to make a choice about their lives, and their relationship to one another.

Set in the 1960s, BAD SIGNS is a tale of the darkness within all of us, the inherent hope for salvation, and the ultimate consequences of evil. It returns to the haunting ground covered in the award-winning, international bestseller, A QUIET BELIEF IN ANGELS.

Bad Signs Reviews

Set in the 1960s, the content may be dark and unforgiving but it is a beautifully and poetically planned tale that reveals itself layer by layer. * CANDIS *
'Though [Ellory's] books always provide a wild and giddy ride, there is more to them than thrills, chills and spills. Bad Signs is rich, complex and nuanced, with many psychological undercurrents. It's edge-of-the-seat entertainment. ' -- Lorne Jackson * BIRMINGHAM POST *
He's one of the great British thriller writers of his generation. -- Alex Gordon * PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH *
Set in an utterly convincing 1960s rural America, this is a jaw droppingly good thriller by British writer Roger Ellory. * IRISH INDEPENDENT *
Ellory's the real deal, giving us another horrific chunk of small-town American violence, neglect and psychopathy. Institutionalised half brothers Clarence and Elliott have a startling choice to make when they are kidnapped by a convicted serial killer **** -- Henry Sutton * DAILY MIRROR *
Violent imagery, real pathos and a dark, dark humour. Without doubt, Bad Signs is Ellory's most disturbing book, and one that will haunt the reader -- Ali Karim * Shots *
One of the most interesting crime novelists working today. He sets his novels in the US and seems to change his style of writing from book to book - always to excellent effect. * The Weekend Australian *

With this novel, Ellory has joined the stars of modern genre literature. It is a classic.

-- Ian Nichols * THE WEST AUSTRALIAN *
Will your fingernails ever grow back? Now, that is good writing. This is a stellar work of fiction that deserves to be on everyone's reading list. Loved it. * SHOTS *

Ellory has been compared to Mario Puzo, James Ellory and Stephen King. All descriptions are accurate, but they fail to define Ellory's unique style. He is a very special writer.

* CRIMEZINE *
Ellory has a talent for making the detestable captivating. An intricate fictional dance whicn he pulls off expertly. * KIRKUS REVIEWS *
Ellory has a lovely prose style that allows his story to glide on, as events both rivet and repel. [An] excellent action thriller. * The Globe & Mail *
The British author R J Ellory's cinematic evocation of US locales is fully in place - and, as usual, he knows exactly what he's doing. * GOOD BOOK GUIDE *
When you close the book, you won't forget the two boys Digger and Clay, and the journey that was their undoing, and the grinning face of Earl Sheridan. Without doubt, BAD SIGNS is Ellory's most disturbing book, and one that will haunt the reader. -- Ali Karim * DEADLY PLEASURES *

About R. J. Ellory

R.J. Ellory is a critically acclaimed author whose novels include the bestselling A Quiet Belief in Angels, which was a Richard & Judy Book Club selection and won the Nouvel Observateur Crime Fiction Prize.

Ellory's novels have been translated into twenty-six languages, and he has won the USA Excellence Award for Best Mystery, the Strand Magazine Best Thriller 2009, the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year for A Simple Act of Violence, the St Maur Prize, the Avignon Readers' Prize, the Livre de Poche Award and the Quebec Laureat. He has been shortlisted for a further thirteen awards in numerous countries, including four Daggers from the UK Crime Writers' Association.

Despite the American setting of his novels, Ellory is British and currently lives in England with his wife and son.

To find out more visit www.rjellory.com or follow him on Twitter @rjellory

Additional information

GOR003972449
9781409104766
1409104761
Bad Signs by R. J. Ellory
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
2011-10-27
448
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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