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What July knew


Summer, 1995. On her tenth birthday, July’s teacher sets the class a project to find out about a relation they don’t know. It’s easy for July to choose her subject. She doesn’t remember her mother, who died when she was small, and her father refuses to talk about her. Ever. The only memories she has of her are flashbacks from the accident that claimed her mother’s life. But then she receives the note: ‘She didn’t die in a car accident’. Determined to discover what really happened, July begins to investigate, cycling around the street where her family used to live and questioning the neighbours. When she is caught snooping round a crumbling house at the end of the road, she learns that the man living there was the last person to see July’s mother alive.

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‘July is such a brilliant creation – smart, inquisitive and determined’ T.M. LOGAN author of The Holiday

Summer, 1995. July Hooper knows eighteen things about her mother.

Like number thirteen: she loved dancing on the kitchen table. And number eight: she was covered in freckles.

And then there’s number two: she died after being hit by a car when July was small.

She keeps this list hidden in a drawer away from her father. Because they’re not allowed to talk about her mother. Ever.

But an anonymous note slipped into July’s bag on her tenth birthday is about to change everything she thinks she knows about her mum…

‘If you liked Elizabeth is Missing, you’ll love this’ CARA HUNTER, author of Close to Home

‘July is such a brilliant creation – smart, inquisitive and determined’ T.M. LOGAN, author of The Catch

‘A moving and heartfelt mystery. Funny, thrilling, nostalgic and deeply affecting’ CHRIS WHITAKER, author of We Begin at the End

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Weight 0.547 kg
Dimensions 24.2 × 16.4 × 3 cm










Hardback original


823.92 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K