Paperback: Boy A, by Jonathan Trigell

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Based firmly on the case of "Child A and Child B", the boy killers of Jamie Bulger in 1993, this creepy and involving book follows a fictional child murderer as he is released from prison and attempts to build a normal life.

From the beginning, Trigell weaves a sense of drama and a disturbing feeling of inevitability, as "Jack" contemplates the paradox that "security was all around him, and nowhere to be found".