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PublisherSimon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
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Publication date5th July 2012
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Bestselling Sophie Mackenzie follows up Girl, Missing with a nail-bitingly tense and action-packed thriller as Lauren, still reeling from her own kidnapping, loses her little sister Madison in the blink of an eye on a crowded beach. Surely this can’t be happening again? What does the kidnapper want? Following instructions, Lauren’s determination to save Maddy at all costs leads her to uncover some dark secrets in a story that doesn’t disappoint.
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SynopsisSister, Missing by Sophie Mckenzie
It's two years after the events of Girl, Missing and life is not getting any easier for sixteen-year-old Lauren, as exam pressure and a recent family tragedy take their toll. Lauren's birth mother takes Lauren and her two sisters on holiday in the hope that some time together will help, but a few days into the holiday one of the sisters disappears, under circumstances very similar to those in which Lauren was taken years before. Can Lauren save her sister, and stop the nightmare happening all over again?
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Praise for Sophie McKenzie:
“I’ve spent several extremely happy hours this week devouring Sophie’s books. This latest conclusion in a two-book series that started with Blood Ties. Oh my word, this shoots to the top of my thriller list… If you haven’t read a book by Sophie McKenzie, do so now. They have everything a thriller lover like me adores.” Nayu’s Reading Corner
“Gripping.” The Guardian
“A fast-paced, action-packed thriller… gripping, thought-provoking and compulsive.”
“written with assurance and style, this is page-turning material.” The Independent
“This entertaining book will have you gripped for hours.” Sunday Express
“Excellent – gripping, sympathetic, moving and well-plotted.” The Ultimate Book Guide
About The Author
Sophie McKenzie has enjoyed great success and critical acclaim in less than five years as a published author. To date, she has won twenty national, international and regional book awards.
Sophie was born and brought up in London, where she still lives with her teenage son. She has worked as a journalist and a magazine editor, but fell in love with writing after being made redundant and enrolling in a creative writing course. She burst into the publishing world with Girl, Missing, her debut novel (published 2006), which tallied up numerous award wins nationwide, including the Richard and Judy Best Kids’ Books 2007 (12+ category), The Red House Book Award and The Manchester Children’s Book Award. She was also longlisted for the Branford Boase award, which commends debut authors, and the coveted Carnegie Medal.
Following her exceptional debut, Sophie published the All About Eve trilogy, comprising Six Steps to a Girl (2007), Three’s a Crowd (2008), and The One and Only (2009).
A return to thriller-writing saw publication of Blood Ties in 2008, another multiple award-winner which again saw Sophie longlisted for the Carnegie Medal, and crowned winner of the North East Teen Book Award and the Red House Book Award among many others. Blood Ransom, the sensational follow-up to Blood Ties was published in 2010. Sister, Missing, Sophie’s long-awaited sequel to Girl, Missing, was released in September 2011.
The Medusa Project series was launched in July 2009, following the thrilling, fast-paced story of four teenagers impregnated with the Medusa gene, a gene which manifests itself in various psychic abilities. The series so far features The Set-Up, The Hostage, The Rescue, Hunted and Double-cross. A special short story, The Thief, was published for World Book Day in 2010 and Hit Squad, the final book in the series, was published in January 2012.
Sophie has also published The Fix, Time Train to the Blitz, Author’s Sword and contributed to Losing It, alongside the likes of Melvin Burgess, Keith Gray, Jenny Valentine and Patrick Ness.
Author photo © J Ring Aug 2012
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