Casting Shadows by Sophie Mckenzie

Casting Shadows

Written by Sophie Mckenzie

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Sophie Mckenzie really knows how to tap into the teen pysche and this, her third terrifically gripping romance is a sensational read. Utterly compelling and both romantic and heart-wrenching the author draws you into the story of bad boy come good, Flynn and girl friend River. It seems that nothing can stand in their way of happiness but there are powerful secrets lurking which threatens their future together.


Casting Shadows by Sophie Mckenzie

River and Flynn have been dating for a while and despite some big challenges along the way, have managed to make it work. Flynn is making every effort to stay in control of his hot temper, while River feels more content than she’s ever been. Together, the two of them make big plans for the future.

There are four books in this romance series from Sophie McKenzie...follow the links to download an extract of each.

Burning Bright
Casting Shadows
Defy the Stars


"Gripping romance…really intense read, recommended." The Bookbag

"This is a sensational; read, totally captivating, great fun, and reassuringly frank and
honest…Brilliant." Books Monthly

"Falling Fast is a sweet, loveable and compelling read which is ideal for a lazy
Sunday afternoon." Book Passion for Life

"More than a happily-ever-after romance - it is a teenage love story that deals with the
difficulties of family life, growing up and love that leaves you desperate for the next
instalment." We Love this Book

"I was mesmerised from the very first page… McKenzie's writing hooks you straight
into the very heart of the story." Bookbabblers

"A brilliant look at the intensity of first love, with characters that are remarkably
believable. I can't wait to read the next instalment!" I Want to Read That

"This series just get better and better... An unputdownable read... The author has
captured the intensity of teenager relationships as they cross the boundaries into adult territory." Serendipity Reviews

About the Author

Sophie Mckenzie

Sophie McKenzie was born and brought up in London, where she still lives with her teenage son.

She worked as a journalist and magazine editor until she was made redundant, at which point she seized the opportunity to pursue her ambition to become a writer and enrolled in a creative writing course.

Her debut was the multi-award winning Girl, Missing (2006), and she is also the author of Blood Ties and sequel, Blood Ransom, The Medusa Project series, Luke and Eve trilogy and most recent novels, the thrilling Split Second and Every Second Counts. She has clocked up numerous national and regional book awards, including the Red House Children’s Book Award, has been a featured World Book Day author twice and has twice been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

Her first book for adults, Close My Eyes, sold almost 100,000 copies, received rave reviews and was a Richard and Judy Book Club choice.

You can see Sophie giving her writing tips in a video - click here.

Author photo © J. Ring

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288 pages
Interest Age: From 11


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

4th July 2013




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