Callie’s world will be lost to war – unless she can unlock the magic of an ancient manuscript. She and all of her friends are about to drafted into a global conflict so when the mysterious Order of Sumer tells her she can bring peace just by reading from a book, it seems simple. Perhaps too simple? Callie soon finds herself hunted, trapped between desperate allies and diabolical enemies. But how do you know what to do when no one will tell you the truth? Dare she read the book? What’s the price - and who pays it? Questions are dangerous but the answers can be deadly.
Commended in the Yeovil Prize 2016, this is a page-turning blend of thriller and love story. 'Twisty, suspenseful and heart-rending, this is a captivating read.' Emma Haughton, author of Now You See Me and Best Left Buried
‘My parents chose who they wanted to be and I knew it would end badly. What I didn’t see is I’d be the one to pay the price.’
Everything changes the day Stella is hit by a car outside her London council flat. It’s not an accident. It’s a warning. Her dumb, drug-dealing father and her soppy mother don’t have the sense between them to keep Stella and her little brother safe. Her father Joe has stolen from local mob boss Horse - and then his scheme to repay Horse goes south, and lands Joe in prison. Where he starts to talk.
Horse is coming for them. If anyone is going to protect her family, it will have to be Stella herself. But how far will she go? And who must she become in order to survive?
Tense, gritty and beautifully written, Mindless will be loved by adults or teens.
Falling Down is a free collection of short stories and flash fiction just for you. Meet the girl who doesn't want to go home, the mother who won't let go, and the one who will have vengeance. We also look at how different Snow White's life would have been had her stepmother had an iPhone. Enjoy this gift of short stories from YA thriller writer Louise Cole.