By Paula Rawsthorne
Gina Wilson is at the edge... Her dad has died in mysterious situations, and he or she is the one one confident that anything isn't correct. As she struggles to discover the reality, Gina is plunged right into a global a long way faraway from the single she has identified - an international of lies, crime and betrayal. a global she can't run from...
Winner - Rib Valley booklet Award 2014
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