ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: January 15, 2019
Things are tense at home for Nicky and Kenny. Their mum’s coming to visit and it will be the first time they’ve seen her in years. A lot has changed since they were little and Nicky’s not so sure he’s ready to see her again. When they head for a trek across the moors to take their minds off everything, a series of unforeseen circumstances leaves the brothers in a vulnerable and very dangerous position. There might even be a chance that this time not everyone will make it home alive… Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant, or dyslexic readers aged 13+.
Anthony McGowan was considering giving up on teen fiction when he won the Booktrust Teenage Prize for Henry Tumour, which also went on to win the Catalyst Award. McGowan’s follow-up, The Knife that Killed Me, was adapted as a feature film and he has won a number of other prizes. Meg Rosoff says, “Every writer hates to hear the words ‘stunning new talent’ applied to someone else, but in the case of Anthony McGowan nothing else will do.”