Not alive. Not dead. Somewhere in between lie the Beautiful Dead ...
Darina is in denial. Even after all she's been through, the Beautiful Dead can't be real. They must be a figment of her grief-stricken imagination.
But visions of Phoenix and Hunter prove otherwise and soon she's drawn back to Foxton, to the barn, to Phoenix – where they have, what may just be, their final reunion. It's the moment they've been dreading – time to solve Phoenix's mystery.
Everything has been building to this but Darina knows that revealing the true circumstances of Phoenix's death will lead to their final parting. With this impossible mixture of emotions, Darina begins to unscramble the facts, but she's up against mounting obstacles: the distraction of Hunter's personal mystery, Phoenix's returning father, threats of gang violence and conspiracies to blur and block the truth.
With time pressure mounting and the risk of Phoenix being sent back into unending limbo, Darina puts herself in danger, and so the mystery of the Beautiful Dead builds into a heart-breaking climax …
About the Author
Eden Maguire graduated from Birmingham University with a PhD in English Lit and now lives in the Yorkshire Dales with her two daughters, her horse, Merlin, plus a dog and a cat. She spends part of each year at a ranch in Colorado, where she rides alone in the mountains her idea of perfect happiness. Whenever she can, she loves to indulge her passion for travel and take in the world s major cities, from New York to Nairobi where she can be found in the churches and temples, the galleries and sculpture parks, and occasionally in the designer boutiques of Fifth Avenue and the Champs Elysees. Back at home, Eden's interests include cinema and theatre, plus art history and painting. Previous Books: Beautiful Dead 1: Jonas, Beautiful Dead 2: Arizona, Beautiful Dead 3: Summer, Beautiful Dead 4: Phoenix.
'excellent writing style, compelling characters coupled with a powerful mystery. A real page-turner' -- Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading4kids
Series: Beautiful Dead Ser.
Audience: Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 12+ years old
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 7th October 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.225
Edition Number: 1