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Sophie Mckenzie - Author

About the Author

Sophie McKenzie is an award winning author of books for children, teenagers and adults. After growing up in London and going to university, Sophie became a journalist before doing a year-long course on writing for children. Her first book was published in 2005 and since then the number has risen to over 25.

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Featured books by Sophie Mckenzie

Other books by Sophie Mckenzie

Missing Me

Missing Me

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

The third and final book in the bestselling, award-winning MISSING series. Six years have passed since the end of Sister, Missing and Madison is now a teenager. During a visit to older sister Lauren, she learns that their biological father was an anonymous sperm donor and sets out to track him down. Her search bears fruit sooner than she expects, but is the father she discovers all he seems? As Madison gets drawn into a mysterious investigation involving missing girls and secret hideaways, she finds herself in more and more danger... PRAISE FOR GIRL, MISSING: 'Written with assurance and style, this is page-turning material.' The Independent 'A taut thriller.' Wood & Vale Express 'Excellent - gripping, sympathetic, moving, well plotted.' Ultimate Book Guide 'A real page turned, filled with excitement, mystery, suspense and danger.' Waterstone's Guide To Kids Books 2008 'This entertaining book will have you gripped for hours.' Sunday Express PRAISE FOR SISTER, MISSING: 'A fast paced thriller that leaves you on the edge of your seat.' Serendipity Reviews 'If you like your stories fast-paced, full of dangers and conflicts and impossible situations, then you will love this book.' The Bookbag 'The brilliant follow-up to bestseller, Girl, Missing.' Reading Zone Newsletter

Sister, Missing

Sister, Missing

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

'Page-turning' The Independent 'Sophie's thrillers are brilliant ... you can't stop reading' Robert Muchamore, bestselling author 'Sophie McKenzie's the queen of nail-biting and addictive reads. I just can't get enough.' Amy McCulloch, author of The Potion Diaries The gripping sequel to the bestselling, award-winning Girl, Missing. 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 heartbreak take their toll. Hoping some time together away from everything will help, Lauren's birth mother takes Lauren and her two sisters on holiday, only for tragedy to strike again when one of Lauren's sisters disappears, under circumstances very similar to those in which Lauren was taken years before ... perhaps too similar to be a coincidence. Can Lauren save her sister, and stop the nightmare happening all over again?

Girl, Missing

Girl, Missing

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

What if everything you thought you knew about your life was a lie? Lauren is adopted and eager to know more about her mysterious past. But when she discovers she may have been snatched from her family as a baby, her whole life suddenly feels like a sham. Why will no one answer her questions? How can she find her biological parents? And could her adoptive parents really have been responsible for kidnapping her? Running away from her family to seek out the truth, Lauren's journey takes her deeper and deeper into danger as she realises that someone wants to stop her uncovering what really happened when she was a baby... at any cost... A nail-biting YA thriller from the bestselling author of Close My Eyes 10 years on from it's first publication, Girl Missing has sold over 150,000 copies in the UK alone. This new edition of the bestseller includes exclusive extra content from Sophie and is a must for fans and readers that are yet to discover this modern classic. 'Page-turning' The Independent 'Will have you gripped for hours' Sunday Express 'Please read this book: it is brilliant!; The Guardian 'Whenever I hear the phrase YA thriller I only ever think of one name - and that's Sophie Mckenzie. Why? Because noboody does it better' Phil Earle, award-winning author 'Sophie's thrillers are brilliant... you can't stop reading' Robert Muchamore, bestselling author 'Brilliantly described, scary and touching' The Daily Mirror 10 YEARS OF AWARDS FOR Girl, Missing Manchester Children's Book Awards Bolton Children's Book Award Soilhill Book Award Winner of the Sakura Medal Red House Children's Book Award Richard and Judy Best Kids' Book Lewisham Children's Book Award

Split Second - Part 3

Split Second - Part 3

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: eBook Release Date: 24/07/2014

Nat and Charlie's courage and loyalties are pushed to the limit in the third and final part of the heart-stopping Split Second.This is PART THREE of Split Secondby bestselling and award-winning author, Sophie McKenzie, for readers who have downloaded PARTS ONE and TWO. It is not the whole book. Please note that the whole book is also available now! Plus, get an exclusive look at the first chapters of the nail-biting conclusion Every Second Counts!"e;A terrifying, fast-paced thriller that you won't be able to put down."e; Teen Now, four-star review "e;Wow. Sophie McKenzie knows how to get her readers right on the edge of their seats. Split Secondis a rollercoaster of a read, full of twists and turns and betrayals And the story will continue in Every Second Counts. I'll be watching this space for book two. With bated breath!"e; The Book Bag

Split Second - Part 2

Split Second - Part 2

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: eBook Release Date: 17/07/2014

The tension mounts in part two of the action-packed thriller, Split Second. . . Bound together by the devastating consequences of a terrorist attack on a London market, teenagers Charlotte (Charlie) and Nat appear at first to have much in common. But, as Charlie gets closer to Nat, she begins to wonder - does he know more about the attack than he's let on? This is PART TWO of THREE of the heart-stopping thriller, Split Second, by bestselling and award-winning author, Sophie McKenzie. It is not the whole book. PART THREE will be released on the 24th of July. However, if you cannot wait, THE WHOLE EBOOK IS ALSO AVAILABLE NOW! "e;A terrifying, fast-paced thriller that you won't be able to put down."e; Teen Now, four-star review "e;Wow. Sophie McKenzie knows how to get her readers right on the edge of their seats. Split Seconds a rollercoaster of a read, full of twists and turns and betrayals And the story will continue in Every Second Counts. I'll be watching this space for book two. With bated breath!"e; The Book Bag

All About Eve Trilogy

All About Eve Trilogy

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: eBook Release Date: 19/12/2013

Luke spots Eve at his dad's funeral. She's hot - and she's the perfect distraction from his messed up family life. There's only one problem - she's got a boyfriend. Still, Luke's not going to give up that easily... When he meets Ryan at a party and hears about 'the Six Steps method' to guarantee success with any girl, Luke determines to put it to the test. Step by step, he begins to get closer to Eve - but one step forward seems to mean two steps back, and when he's hospitalised by the jealous boyfriend, he wonders if any girl - even one as gorgeous as Eve - is really worth it... This ebook bind-up includes Six Steps to a Girl, Three's a Crowd and The One and Only.

Missing Trilogy

Missing Trilogy

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: eBook Release Date: 19/12/2013

What would you do if you saw yourself as a toddler on a Missing Children's website? Lauren has always known she was adopted but when a little research turns up the possibility that she was snatched from an American family as a baby, suddenly Lauren's life seems like a sham... and it seems that the circumstances of her disappearance are murky and Lauren's kidnappers are still at large and willing to do anything to keep her silent Two years after the events of Girl, Missingand 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 when one of the sisters disappears, under circumstances very similar to those in which Lauren was taken years before, Lauren fears the nightmare might happen all over again. Six years have passed since the end of Sister, Missingand Madison is now a teenager. During a visit to older sister Lauren, she learns more about their biological father and sets out to track him down. Her search bears fruit sooner than she expects, but is the father she discovers all he seems? As Madison gets drawn into a mysterious investigation involving missing girls and secret hideaways, she finds herself in more and more danger This ebook bind-up includes Girl, Missing; Sister, Missingand Missing Me, plus a bonus chapter of when Wolfe met Madison.

Medusa Project Collection

Medusa Project Collection

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: eBook Release Date: 19/12/2013

Fourteen years ago, four babies were implanted with the Medusa gene - a gene capable of creating psychic abilities. Now teenagers, Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan have been brought together by government agents to create a secret crime-fighting force - The Medusa Project. But the lives are these four special teens are in extreme danger because, since their existence was uncovered, there are some people who will stop at nothing to see them destroyed Fast-paced, thrilling and full of action, this ebook collection includes The Set-Up, The Hostage, The Rescue, Hunted, Double-cross and Hit Squad.

The Fix

The Fix

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2012

Brand new, refreshed edition of this thrilling crime story by the award winning Sophie McKenzie. Blake's the star of the football team, but he and his mum are in trouble - they can't make the rent and it looks as though they'll have to move. So when a stranger offers Blake cash to fix the match, it seems like an easy solution, right? Wrong. If Blake goes along with it, he stands to lose more than just the game. Will he do the right thing? Gripping football thriller. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic teen readers

The One and Only

The One and Only

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/02/2009

Eve has been sent away to school in Spain to keep her out of Luke's arms. Lonely without her, Luke turns to someone else...But then Eve turns up, wanting to take their relationship to the next stage. She wants Luke to be her 'first'. She thought she was Luke's one and only - he just wishes she was...

The Fix

The Fix

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/01/2009

Star striker Blake is offered a bribe to throw the big match. Will he do the right thing-or pay the rent? Edgy football crime story. Barrington Stoke specialise in books for reluctant, struggling and dyslexic readers.

Arthur's Sword

Arthur's Sword

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2008

Arthur is a better sword fighter than his foster brother, Kay, but he's not the one training to be a knight. So he is thrilled to meet Merlin, who promises to help him become Kay's squire. Then the king dies, and Arthur gets the chance to carry out his first big challenge. There's a sword stuck in a rock, and no one can pull it free...Arthur's Sword is a modern retelling of the classic legend of old.

Three's a Crowd

Three's a Crowd

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2008

Luke and Eve are heading off on their first holiday together. But they're staying with Eve's dad in his Spanish hotel and things aren't going to go to plan... Eve's dad treats his daughter like a little girl - and if Luke was hoping for a some summer action with Eve, her father soon puts a stop to it. Eve showcases her singing with the hotel band in the evenings, which means she's spending a lot of time with the handsome male drummer. Luke's jealous, but a revenge snog with the gorgeous Catalina doesn't seem to help his relationship with Eve much, and Cat's boyfriend is none too pleased either. Suddenly, it's turning into a holiday from hell...

Six Steps to a Girl

Six Steps to a Girl

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2007

Luke spots Eve at his dad's funeral. She's hot - and she's the perfect distraction from his messed up family life. There's only one problem - she's got a boyfriend. Still, Luke's not going to give up that easily... When he meets Ryan at a party and hears about 'the Six Steps method' to guarantee success with any girl, Luke determines to put it to the test. Step by step, he begins to get closer to Eve - but one step forward seems to mean two steps back, and when he's hospitalised by the jealous boyfriend, he wonders if any girl - even one as gorgeous as Eve - is really worth it...

Girl, Missing

Girl, Missing

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2006

What if everything you thought you knew about your life was a lie? Lauren is adopted and eager to know more about her mysterious past. But when she discovers she may have been snatched from her family as a baby, her whole life suddenly feels like a sham. Why will no one answer her questions? How can she find her biological parents? And could her adoptive parents really have been responsible for kidnapping her? Running away from her family to seek out the truth, Lauren's journey takes her deeper and deeper into danger as she realises that someone wants to stop her uncovering what really happened when she was a baby... at any cost... A nail-biting YA thriller from the bestselling author of Close My Eyes 'Page-turning' The Independent 'Will have you gripped for hours' Sunday Express 'Please read this book: it is brilliant!; The Guardian 'Whenever I hear the phrase YA thriller I only ever think of one name - and that's Sophie Mckenzie. Why? Because noboody does it better' Phil Earle, award-winning author 'Sophie's thrillers are brilliant... you can't stop reading' Robert Muchamore, bestselling author 'Brilliantly described, scary and touching' The Daily Mirror 10 YEARS OF AWARDS FOR Girl, Missing Manchester Children's Book Awards Bolton Children's Book Award Soilhill Book Award Winner of the Sakura Medal Red House Children's Book Award Richard and Judy Best Kids' Book Lewisham Children's Book Award

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