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The Jump

by Doug Johnstone

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The Jump by Doug Johnstone
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  • Published Aug 2016
    292 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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A moving contemporary thriller, and a stunning portrait of an unlikely heroine.

Struggling to come to terms with the suicide of her teenage son, Ellie lives in the shadows of the Forth Road Bridge, lingering on its footpaths and swimming in the waters below. One day she talks down another suicidal teenager, Sam, and sees for herself a shot at redemption, the chance to atone for her son's death. But even with the best intentions, she can't foresee the situation she's falling headlong into — a troubled family, with some very dark secrets of their own.

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"A horrifying series of events builds to a less than credible conclusion." - Publishers Weekly

"I would have been happy to read chapters and chapters more of this book, not least because I longed to spend more time with the complicated, thoughtful Ellie, but then again, perhaps The Jump's brevity is what makes it so satisfying." - The Independent (UK)

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Doug Johnstone

Doug Johnstone is a writer, musician and journalist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His seventh novel, The Jump, was published by Faber & Faber in August 2015. Gone Again (2013) was an Amazon bestseller and Hit & Run (2012) and was an Amazon #1 as well as being selected as a prestigious Fiction Uncovered winner. Smokeheads (2011) was nominated for the Crimefest Last Laugh Award. Before that Doug published two novels with Penguin, Tombstoning (2006) and The Ossians (2008). His work has received praise from the likes of Irvine Welsh, Ian Rankin, William McIlvanney, Megan Abbott and Christopher Brookmyre.

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