By (author) Lari Don
‘I killed a girl today, just after the school bell. I keep trying to tell myself I didn’t really kill her. But she’s dead. And it’s my fault.’ 14-year-old Ciaran Bain is a highly trained fighter and gifted criminal with a special talent: he knows what his victim is thinking. He works in a mafia-style family of gangsters, thieves and thugs who share his mind-reading talent. But Ciaran’s skill comes with a crippling side effect, one that makes him disposable — even to his own family. Then he meets Lucy, whose older sister has been killed, and they form an unlikely team. But on their perilous search across London and up to Edinburgh, on the run from Ciaran’s dangerous family, can they ever trust each other? And where can they hide if they aren’t even safe in their own minds? Award-winning author Lari Don skilfully weaves a fast-paced world of secrets, power and supernatural abilities in her first book for young teens.
Lari Don has worked in politics and broadcasting, but is now a full-time writer and storyteller. She grew up in the north-east of Scotland, and lives in Edinburgh. She is the author of the Fabled Beast Chronicles; and Rocking Horse War, for older primary-age children, as well as four picture books for younger readers, The Big Bottom Hunt, How to Make a Heron Happy, Orange Juice Peas and The Magic Word.