Beast

In the depths of a reservoir lives a monstrous creature. Its existence is unknown to anyone – except Stephen. Six years ago it was a vicious little baby. Now it’s a raging and murderous beast. And its rusting cage can’t hold it much longer… Dumped in foster care, hooked on trouble, Stephen’s life is a festering mess. He’s a boy with many secrets, but the Beast is the biggest. He’d like to change, but how can he do that till he’s free? Will Stephen ever be rid of the Beast? The Manchester Book Award-winning debut of author Ally Kennen, Beast chillingly combines psychological horror with a taut and terrifying real-life mystery.

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    Ally Kennen

    Ally Kennen grew up in an isolated farm on Exmoor, with no flushing toilet, dead tadpoles in the taps, and annual rat infestations. Throughout her childhood the farm was a foster home to many children and teenagers. Ally has worked as a classroom assistant, nursery nurse, museum guard and archaeologist.

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    Ally Kennen won the Manchester Book Award for her first novel Beast, and both the Leicester Book of the Year and North East Book Award for Beserk.

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