Follow Me Back (Hot Key, 2016)
There was no sign of a struggle, they whisper to each other.
She took her phone but left her laptop behind.
Apparently she’d met someone online, they write to each other in class, phones buzzing.
She ran away. She was taken.
The first time Aiden Kendrick hears about Lizzie Summersall’s disappearance is when the police appear at his front door. He and Lizzie used to be friends; they aren’t anymore. And when Aiden finds out that Lizzie had been talking to strangers on Facebook; that the police think she went to meet one of them, he begins to wonder how well he ever really knew her at all. Aiden doesn’t know it yet, but with Lizzie’s disappearance his life is about to take a twisted and desperate turn.
FOLLOW ME BACK is my first novel for young adults. It was published by Hot Key in February 2016, and has since been nominated for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie Medal, longlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2017, and shortlisted for the Lancashire Book of the Year Award 2017.