The Shark and the Scar

(1 reviews with an average rating of 3 out of 5)

Publisher: Orion

When Jay wakes up in hospital, recovering from surgery for a horrific injury, he has no memory of what happened to him. All he remembers is being in the sea then pain and blood – lots of blood.

Surely, he must have been attacked by a shark? But no one seems willing to talk about it and Dad swears him to secrecy in case negative publicity ruins the tourist trade.

Once he’s well enough, Dad takes him to Ireland for a ‘fresh start’ in a quiet fishing village with no phone, no internet and no contact with home. It’s all for Jay’s good so he won’t be haunted by traumatic memories.

But things just don’t seem right and, as scraps of memory come back to him, Jay realises he doesn’t know who to trust.

This gripping mystery will keep readers guessing to the end and asks some difficult questions about right and wrong and how sometimes they can both look the same.

As Jay discovers, parents come in many varieties, some good, some bad but mostly they are doing the best they can. And sometimes confronting your demons is the only way to heal.

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