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Odd Child Out

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Odd Child Out

Best friends Noah Sadler and Abdi Mahad have always been inseparable. But when Noah is found floating unconscious in Bristol's Feeder Canal, Abdi won’t tell anyone what happened. Just back from a mandatory leave following his last case, Detective Jim Clemo is now assigned to look into this unfortunate accident. But tragedy strikes, and what looked like the simple case of a prank gone wrong soon ignites into a public battle. Noah is British. Abdi is a Somali refugee. And social tensions have been rising rapidly in Bristol. Against this background of fear and fury, two families fight for their sons and for the truth.

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Odd Child Out
by Gilly Macmillan


Grace from Suwanee, GA
Joan from Mooresboro, NC
Johanna from Tucson, AZ
Kristie from Ashland, OH
Laura from Georgetown, TX
Peggy from Virginia Beach, VA
Rebecca from Highlands Ranch, CO
Rosalie from Cambridge City, IN
Sharon from Dublin, OH
Susan from Cataumet, MA