Here’s the cover for my new book Detention, out 2 July 2019. See the blurb and full cover below.
To pre-order, please request it at your local bookstore or see the Detention page on the Penguin Random House Australia site. Email if you have any problems! I’ve put so much energy into this one. Here’s hoping it finds its audience. (I recommend it for ages 10+, the same age as Two Wolves and The Fall.)
A DARING ESCAPE. A SCHOOL LOCKDOWN. A THRILLING CHASE. WHAT WOULD YOU RISK TO SAVE A LIFE?
Sima and her family are pressed to the rough, cold ground among fifty others. They lie next to the tall fence designed to keep them in. The wires are cut one by one. When they make their escape, a guard raises the alarm. Shouting, smoke bombs, people tackled to the ground. In the chaos Sima loses her parents. Dad told her to run, so she does, hiding in a school and triggering a lockdown. A boy, Dan, finds her hiding in the toilet block. What should he do? Help her? Dob her in? She’s breaking the law, but is it right to lock kids up? And if he helps, should Sima trust him? Or run?
This moment, these decisions, will change their lives.