A 2006 School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
* "... grabs and holds readers' attention from its very first chapter." — Publishers Weekly, starred review
* "Brooks sustains a mythical aura throughout, and rapid-fire action should keep teens engrossed." — School Library Journal, starred review
"Fans of Brooks's Martyn Pig, Kissing the Rain, Candy and Lucas, won't be disappointed by this thrilling, gritty story and it's memorable, heart-breaking characters." — Kirkus Reviews
On a storm-ravaged night, a 19-year-old girl is kidnapped, raped, and killed. Three days later, her two younger brothers set out in search of her murderer. Cole, 17, is a dark-eyed devil who doesn't care if he lives or dies, while Ruben, 14, is a strange child who sometimes, inexplicably, experiences sensations above and beyond his own. This is the story of the boys' journey from their half-gypsy home on a London junk lot to the ghostly moors of Devon, where they hope and fear to find the truth about their sister's death. It's a long road, cold and hard and violent. It's The Road of the Dead.