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The Whisper
About the book
  • Published: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446498880
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

The Whisper




The hard-hitting sequel to Bali Rai's award-winning novel, THE CREW.

The Crew didn't think things could ever get that bad again. They were seriously wrong.

Things have calmed down for the Crew (Billy, Ellie, Della, Jas and Will) and life in the Ghetto is ticking on as usual. But things are about to kick-off all over again. The police have launched Operation Clean-up and dealers are regularly being pulled off the street and into the police station. Someone's got to be grassing them up, and soon Nanny and the Crew are getting blamed. Billy is mugged, Ellie is picked on in school, and Billy's house is being targeted. The Crew need to find out who's pointing the finger before things get really serious.

As tough and uncompromising as ever, Bali's latest novel won't disappoint his army of fans and will undoubtedly win him many more. A thrilling sequel that also stands alone.

  • Pub date: 30 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446498880
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 272

About the Author

Bali Rai

Bali Rai's first novel for young adults, (un)arranged marriage, created a huge amount of interest and won many awards, including the Angus Book Award and the Leicester Book of the Year. It was also shortlisted for the prestigious Branford Boase first novel award. Rani and Sukh and The Whisper were both shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize. Bali is also the author of the hugely popular Soccer Squad series for younger readers.
Bali was born in Leicester where he still lives, writing full-time and visiting schools to talk about his books. You can visit him at www.balirai.co.uk

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Praise for The Whisper

“Bali Rai's mixture of third and first-person narrative serves to heighten tension while the city scene depictions are sordid and threatening . . . a well paced thriller”

Lesley Agnew, The Bookseller

“Exhilirating sequel to The Crew . . . unflinching and authentic”

Publishing News

“Expertly paced . . . the ending is tragic, but the energy and verbal brilliance evident on every page also convey hope . . . An author to watch out for”

Nick Tucker, TES

“Rai holds his reader with a convincing, disturbing portrait of excluded people struggling for something better . . . a thought-provoking, eye-opening picture”

Irish Times

“A hard-hitting, totally convincing and yet strangely sympathetic tale of life on the streets of our cities today”

Carousel

“An intricately plotted drama . . . Rai builds his story with consummate control . . . his empathetic portrayal of his multi-cultural cast of characters is underpinned by a sure grasp of street-language and mores”

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