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Shelby Jane Cooper is seventeen, pretty and quiet. It’s just Shelby and her mom, Shaylene: a court stenographer who wears pyjama jeans, stitches tapestry, eats ice-cream for dinner and likes to keep Shelby safe. So safe she barely goes out. So safe she doesn’t even go to school. But when Shelby gets knocked down by a car, it’s not just her leg that shatters. Her whole world cracks. Mom turns up to collect her and drives off into the night. Now they’re on a road trip like two criminals on the run – like Thelma and Louise or Bonnie and Clyde. Who is Shelby Jane Cooper? If Mom has lied to her, who can she actually trust?

  • New from the author of In Darkness and Hostage Three
  • Nick Lake is a brilliantly talented rising star of YA fiction
  • In Darkness won the 2013 Michael L. Prinz Award
  • It was also shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal

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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Date published

June 4th, 2015

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  • 400 pages


UK edition


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