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Death or Ice Cream

Death or Ice Cream

About the Book

Author: Gareth P. Jones

Age Range: 11-14 Years 14-16 Years 16 + Years

Publisher: Hot Key Books

Price: £6.99

Review

This darkly funny and brilliantly strange novel takes readers on a journey through the buildings and families of Larkin Mills, where grim secrets lurk behind brightly smiling facades, removal vans take away much more than mere furniture, death always seems to be just a little closer than should be expected – and no one ever asks exactly what goes into the exquisite and ominously named concoctions created by Mr Morricone at his marvellously mysterious ice cream parlour in the centre of town. Gareth P. Jones is a master of the macabre and the absurd, and he expertly blends those two elements together here, weaving a surreal web of histories and fables that’s complex and complete, with the eternal tug-of-war between darkness and light at the heart of it. Readers who are looking for a break from dystopian series will find this a stylish and compelling alternative; a standalone story that’s as thought-provoking as it is chillingly entertaining.

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