The "Favourite Author" category brings me straight to Little Star by John Ajvide Lindqvist.  Perfect stinking hot summer's day reading!

From the Blurb:

When embittered ex-pop-star Lennart Cederström finds a baby left for dead in a plastic bag, he is uncertain what to do - until he hears her cry.  It is a clear, haunting, perfectly pitched note, and Lennart decides she will be his project.  A child raised in isolation:  the vehicle for a pure, uncorrupted music.

But like any girl brought up in a basement, young Theres turns out to have a few idiosyncrasies.

Dangerous ones.

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Lennart Cederström, embittered ex-pop singer, is foraging for mushrooms when he finds a baby left for dead in a plastic bag. He revives her and is utterly astonished by the sound of her crying: the child’s voice is a clear, haunting, perfectly pitched note.

Lennart decides the girl will be his project. Raised in isolation, untainted by the dross and banality of the everyday, she will become the vehicle for a pure, exquisite music. He installs the baby in the basement and threatens to kill his downtrodden wife if she breathes a word. But their delinquent son Jerry is a harder case and his ideas for the infant prodigy, whom he names Theres, involve talent shows, celebrity and enormous success.

Meanwhile the child is growing up and developing a few ideas of her own. Only hers involve a hammer. A hammer, and a very strong taste for violence and a strange ambition to appear on Swedish Idol.

Imagine what will happen when she finds a friend who shares her interests.

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Submitted by Karen on Sun, 01/01/2012 - 07:11 pm