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Before I Knew Him

(2008)
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In the hottest summer for years, the long school holidays stretch out before fourteen-year-old Leo. But he doesn't see much to look forward to. Leo doesn't fit in. But nothing ever happens to Leo; he never has a story. Then he meets David. Moody, resentful and tough, David is everything Leo is not and an unlikely friendship soon grows between them.

Events that summer take a dangerous and disturbing turn, and the results are devastating for both boys and their friendship. In the aftermath, traumatized, they pledge to keep their shared secret, never to meet again, and above all — to forget. But when the terrible truth re-emerges ten years later and forces David and Leo back together, everything and nothing has changed.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Sensuous and evocative... Anna Ralph has real poise." - Helen Dunmore


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February 2009 : UK Hardback
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Title: Before I Knew Him (Charnwood)
Author(s): Anna Ralph
ISBN: 1-84782-540-0 / 978-1-84782-540-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books Ltd
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July 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Before I Knew Him
Author(s): Anna Ralph
ISBN: 0-09-179557-5 / 978-0-09-179557-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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March 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Before I Knew Him
Author(s): Anna Ralph
ISBN: 0-09-950536-3 / 978-0-09-950536-5 (UK edition)
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July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Before I Knew Him
Author(s): Anna Ralph
ISBN: 0-09-179558-3 / 978-0-09-179558-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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November 2009 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Before I Knew Him
Author(s): Anna Ralph
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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