Author(s): Alan Gibbons
John is trying had to stay out of trouble and leave his past behind him, but he can't help being drawn to Ceri James - the guarded girl who has secrets of her own. Then their lives are thrown together, though not in the way John had hoped.
They witness a man being shot - capturing the murder on camera - and now the ruthless killers are hunting them down. Scared and panicked, John avoids Ceri's questions: why won't he call the police? How does he know the killer?
Because only one question really matters: who can you trust when you're running for your life?
Very few authors would have the expertise to so beautifully capture such difficult emotions without making the novel an explicit one. * THE GUARDIAN on HATE * Wonderfully fast paced, thrilling ... as good as it gets in British teen fiction ... Authentic and unflinching, it is a novel you have to read. * Bali Rai, award-winning author on THE TRAP * Alan Gibbons has written a compelling novel of courage and conscience amidst the terrors of our time. * Beverley Naidoo, Carnegie Medal-winning author on THE TRAP * This novel will take you to the edge of your comfort zone and beyond - a compelling, powerful read. * Cathy Cassidy on THE TRAP * Some books can change the world for the better - this is one of them. All young people should be advised to read it. * THE SUN on HATE *
Alan Gibbons is a full-time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major book festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan is a key supporter of a high-profile, nationwide campaign to champion libraries and librarianship and to reevaluate government commitment to educational spending. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children. Alan is an honorary CILIP member.Visit Alan's website at www.alangibbons.com, read his blog at alangibbons.net, follow him on Twitter @mygibbo, Facebook www.facebook.com/alan.gibbons.35 and Flickr www.flickr.com/people/71279646@N08.