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The Stay-Behind Cave [Kindle Edition]

Boris Starling
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

'Before you start this book, make sure of two things. One, you're outside in bright sunshine: the way Starling writes, anywhere else will feel way too dark and claustrophobic. And two, your Kindle’s got a waterproof cover, as you won’t want to put it down for anything.' - Harlan Coben.

‘A brilliant thriller. The action’s intense and the characters leap from the page. A fantastic and enthralling story from start to finish.’ - Robert Thorogood, Creator of BBC1’s 'Death in Paradise'.

'The Stay-Behind Cave is another departure for Boris Starling, a Second World War yarn that starts off as a boy's own adventure seeded with real history that slowly twists into something much more dark and imagined. A departure in subject it may be but in storytelling it is not, it bears all the usual Starling hallmarks of masterful pace and plotting. If you're already a fan you will not be disappointed. If you are new to his books, then this will make you a fan. Read it.' - Simon Toyne, author of The Sancti Trilogy.

Lord Of The Flies meets Flowers In The Attic.

December 1940. As the German army closes in on Gibraltar, 16-year-old Rassie Elder and five friends stumble across the most secret place on the Rock.

They were never supposed to know about this place, let alone find it. And now they're trapped inside, Gibraltar has fallen, and they'll stay alive only as long as they can remain undetected.

But danger is not just outside the cave. It's in there with them too. For there is no darkness greater than that of the human heart. And the terror is just beginning....

The greatest World War Two story never told. Until now.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1146 KB
  • Print Length: 249 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M7BN1JW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #50,802 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Boris Starling's writing career began at the age of eight, when his English teacher spotted that his short story was (a) unusually good for a child his age (b) copied verbatim from Tintin's 'Prisoners Of The Sun.' (That was also the first time he learnt the word 'verbatim', not to mention the term 'copyright violation'.)

All his work since then has been strictly his own. He has written eight novels, including Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellers. Five appear under his own name (Messiah, Storm, Vodka, Visibility and, in a daring breakout from one-word titles, The Stay-Behind Cave) and three as Daniel Blake (Soul Murder (UK)/Thou Shalt Kill (US), City Of Sins (UK)/City Of The Dead (US) and White Death). Every one of these books features someone dying horribly somewhere along the way. Sometimes they even deserve it.

Boris also created the 'Messiah' franchise which ran for seven years on BBC1, and has written screenplays for productions in the UK and US.

He has inherited his grandfather's male pattern baldness, but sadly not his prodigious height. He is a keen sportsman, though he has now reached the age where enthusiasm and experience are beginning to trump sheer skill. He lives in Dorset, England, with his wife, children, greyhounds, and however many chickens manage to keep clear of marauding foxes.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A must-read 6 Aug. 2014
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It'll keep you awake all night reading it. Then it will keep you awake thinking about it. Picking up on recently discovered historical fact, the author seems to reach right inside the mind of not only a group trapped together in a small space, but also the mind of a disturbed teenage boy. This is a real page-turner and a book that should be read eagerly by teenagers and young adults alike. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 5 Aug. 2014
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I didn't know what to expect with this book but had enjoyed other Starling books so gave it ago. It is an excellent read that will resonate with all ages. The characters are entirely believable as are the challenges they face. Thoroughly recommended, you won't put it down.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant across many levels 20 Aug. 2014
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The book keeps surprising, you expect it to turn one way and then something else happens. It is fast paced yet provokes all sorts of questions. Still thinking about it, highly recommend it, brilliant.
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By Frost
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Never read Boris Starling until this book, I really enjoyed it and will be reading more of his. this book was really unusual.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 25 Aug. 2014
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Intriguing and exciting read. I raced through it to get to the end. Recommended
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