"I killed a girl today, just after the school bell.
I keep trying to tell myself I didn't really kill her.
But she's dead. And it's my fault."
14-year-old Ciaran Bain is a highly trained fighter and gifted criminal with a special talent: he knows what his victim is thinking.
He works in a mafia-style family of gangsters, thieves and thugs who share his mind-reading talent. But Ciaran's skill comes with a crippling side effect, one that makes him disposable -- even to his own family.
Then he meets Lucy, whose older sister has been killed, and they form an unlikely team. But on their perilous search across London and up to Edinburgh, on the run from Ciaran's dangerous family, can they ever trust each other?
And where can they hide if they aren't even safe in their own minds?
Award-winning author Lari Don skillfully weaves a fast-paced world of secrets, power and supernatural abilities in her first book for young teens.
'Don builds a slow but tightly constructed bond between Bain and Lucy, anchoring the action-packed plot with their relationship, detailed between alternating perspectives... Come for the mind-reading spies; stay for the unlikely duo that's unable to trust each other.'
– Kirkus Reviews
'Deceit, intrigue and mind-reading make up the basis of the plot for this exciting and fast paced novel... This book is a real roller coaster ride of emotions and plot twists.'
– The School Librarian
'Pacey, compelling and mind-bending in all the right ways as the deceitful truth gets unravelled.'
– The Scotsman
'Very, very exciting, and the reasons behind all this cloak and dagger stuff makes for good thinking material... This is your classical chase, but with a twist. It's weird and dangerous, and there can be no happy ending. You still hope, though. I'd happily read more like this.'
'The plot was often tense and some of the scenes had me on the edge of my seat... I will definintely read more books written by Lari Don because I really enjoyed this one.'
– Tahiya, Craigmount High School pupil, Teen Titles