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Flashes /

by O'Rourke, Tim [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Chicken House/Scholastic Inc., 2015.Edition: First edition.Description: 304 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780545829595; 0545829593.Subject(s): Serial murderers -- England -- Cornwall (County) -- Juvenile fiction | Murder -- England -- Cornwall (County) -- Juvenile fiction | Criminal investigation -- England -- Cornwall (County) -- Juvenile fiction | Visions -- Juvenile fiction | Cornwall (England : County) -- Juvenile fiction | Mystery and detective stories | Murder -- Fiction | Criminal investigation -- Fiction | Visions -- Fiction | Cornwall (England : County) -- Fiction | England -- Fiction | Criminal investigation | Murder | Serial murderers | Visions | England -- Cornwall (County) | Paranormal fiction | Mystery fiction | Paranormal fiction | Fiction | Juvenile worksSummary: Charley Sheppard is a seventeen-year-old girl who has flashes of visions which lately seem to all be of girls who have died down by the railroad tracks, and Tom Henson is a nineteen-year-old police constable who comes to believe in her--and together they must find the killer before he strikes again.Other editions: Reproduction of (manifestation):: O'Rourke, Tim, author. Flashes
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<p>A brilliant detective thriller with a supernatural twist!</p> <p>Charley has visions . . .</p> <p>Flashes of things she can't explain. A girl in trouble. The sound of trains. She feels certain they are clues to a crime. But no one will believe her. Until she meets Tom, a young policeman on his first case: an accidental death on the railway tracks, not far from where Charley lives. Was it an accident, suicide . . . or murder?</p> <p>The attraction between Charley and Tom is instant, but can they work together to find out what really happened on the tracks before it happens again?</p>

Charley Sheppard is a seventeen-year-old girl who has flashes of visions which lately seem to all be of girls who have died down by the railroad tracks, and Tom Henson is a nineteen-year-old police constable who comes to believe in her--and together they must find the killer before he strikes again.

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<opt> <anon I1="BLANK" I2="BLANK">From Flashes : Flashes! That's what I call them. I'm Charley Shepard, the girl who can see things, the seventeen-year-old with an overactive imagination, the freak who can see lights like a thousand photographers crammed inside her head snapping away all at once! With one hand clasped to the side of my head, I staggered into the bathroom. If anyone had been looking, I wouldn't have blamed them for thinking I was trying to hold my head together-like it might just explode at any moment. It was agony, like my brain was being rubbed against a cheese grater. I leaned over the sink. Bile burned the back of my throat. Then, as if slapped, my head rocked backward and my neck made a cracking sound. "Let go of me!" I heard the voice say. "Please, I just want to go home!" Excerpted from Flashes by Tim O'Rourke All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.</anon> </opt>

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Charley is a teen girl grieving her best friend's death on the railroad tracks and suffering visions of another girl's murder the same way. Tom is the young police officer who believes her visions. Although the Brit-slang-inflected dialogue can be stiff and overwrought, suspense lovers will invest in these two sympathetic characters as they work to figure out who the killer is. (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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