Between the Lies
By (author) Cathy MacPhail
Judith Tremayne is missing. She hasn’t been online, nobody has heard from her. She simply appears to have vanished, until Abbie Knox, a school nobody, receives a message: “”I want to come home””. Suddenly everyone knows Abbie’s name. The mean girls and the misfits alike are obsessed with Jude’s disappearance. Abbie finds herself at the centre of a whirlwind of rumours, secrets and lies. Why would popular, fun Jude be messaging loner, loser Abbie? Why would Jude disappear? Can Abbie bring her home? Award-winning author Cathy MacPhail authentically captures the voice and lives of teens — desperate to be seen, bombarded with online harassment yet obsessed with living their lives on social media. This tense thriller is packed with MacPhail’s trademark sharp dialogue and a series of sensational twists.
Cathy MacPhail is the award-winning author of over thirty children’s books including Run Zan Run, Roxy’s Baby, Out of the Depths and Grass. Her novel Mosi’s War was shortlisted for a Scottish Children’s Book Award, an award she’s won twice before, and a film adaptation of her novel Another Me was released in 2014. Cathy writes spooky thrillers for younger readers and challenging teen novels and is acclaimed for her unique ability to get to the heart of serious, topical issues through the stories of her feisty characters. She was born and brought up in Greenock, Scotland, where she still lives.