`as the story proceeds, massing in complexity, a jangling sense of panic rises off the page... The novel surges with raw emotion: guilt, love, betrayal, loss - and treachery.' -- The Daily Mail
"A perceptive first novel ... Badoe's background as a documentary film-maker has honed her observational skills, fully utilised in the dextrously rounded characterisations. Commanding... few readers will not identify with its out-of-depth heroine."
-- Barry Forshaw, The Independent
"An action-packed chiller steeped in the passions and potential darkness of childhood." -- Melissa Katsoulis, The Sunday Telegraph
"An affecting coming-of-age story, touched with macabre mystery." -- Ian Thomson, The Times Literary Supplement
"The intimacy and uncertainty of adolescence is strongly evoked, with an exile's sensual longing for the sights, smells and tastes of Africa." -- Catherine Taylor, The Guardian
"The novel surges with raw emotion: guilt, love, betrayal, loss and treachery." -- The Daily Mail
Yaba is a `Rising Star' -- Independent
`spookily menacing' -- Marie Claire
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I laughed in the last few pages before being shocked at the ending. The author touches on emotions of adult life seen through a child.Published 20 months ago by red
I bought this book because I get to know Yaba last summer at my friend's house in London. The story is great, suitable for adolescents and adults. The ending is just surprising!!! Read morePublished 22 months ago by Carlos Villafáñez Rico
Just finished reading my friend's novel "True Murder". Enjoyed it immensely. Very sad. Had me in tears at one point. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Nabil Shaban
Fantastic read. Thoroughly enjoyed it. The story was well written and very interesting. It stimulated a lot of discussion at my book club.Published on 4 May 2013 by Yinka Williams
Chosen by a member of the Reading Group I attend, I did not expect to enjoy this, as usually this isn't my genre of choice. Read morePublished on 6 July 2011 by Avid reader
I gave this book as a present to someone who loves murder books.
Very good was the verdict! A story that has a real twist and reveals darker sides to human nature.