Author(s): Moore Fitzgerald, Sarah,
Date of Publication: 25/07/2019,
Pagination: 240 pages,
Imprint: Orion Children's Books,
Published By: Hachette Children's Group,
Book Classification: Interest age: from c 13 years, Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)
What doesn't kill you makes you... stronger?
A poignant and gripping story about the power of fear, the resilience of love and the magic of food - from bestselling Waterstones Children's Book Prize and Specsavers Children's Book of the Year shortlisted author Sarah Moore Fitzgerald.
Jake McCormack is the villain of Clanfedden. He's just killed a boy - deliberately run him over with his truck, on the bridge, in front of everyone. And he knows he'll get away with it.
Luca, 14, is the new boy in town. He's looking for a fresh start after a terrible thing that happened at his old school. Clanfedden is a small forgotten town, but Luca and his mum are going to give it a go.
They're opening an exciting restaurant, and Allie Redmond is coming to work there. Allie is honest and kind and Luca knows they're going to be friends. Allie has lived in Clanfedden all her life and these should be happy days - Luca is the best thing to have happened in years.
But she's haunted by shadows of her own, and more than anyone she knows the danger of Jake McCormack. She needs to warn Luca. She needs to prevent disaster.
At least she needs to try...