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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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Other books by Sophie Mckenzie

The Medusa Project: The Hostage

The Medusa Project: The Hostage

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2020

The second chapter in Sophie McKenzie's bestselling series, back with a fresh new cover design! Meet Nico, Ketty, Ed and Dylan - four psychic teens brought together by government agents to create the secret crime-fighting force The Medusa Project. After a narrow escape from the evil clutches of Jack Linden, the gang are back and the stakes are even higher. Ketty's brother Lex has stumbled into a dangerous game involving his boss and a hidden bomb. It's up to Ketty to save him without letting on what she knows to the rest of the team. But can she control her psychic visions, and her feelings for Nico, without getting the team's cover - and herself - blown sky high?

The Medusa Project: The Set-Up

The Medusa Project: The Set-Up

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/06/2020

The first gripping installment in bestselling children's author Sophie McKenzie's MEDUSA PROJECT SERIES - back with a bold new cover look! Fourteen years ago, scientist William Fox risked it all to achieve the impossible: he successfully implanted four babies with the Medusa gene, designed to give the recipient psychic abilities. But Fox's experiment had some devastating consequences, so the babies were hidden away for years and the Medusa gene was heard of no more. Now the children are teenagers - and about to have their minds blown as their psychic powers kick in. Cocky, charismatic Nico thinks his emerging telekinetic abilities will bring him money, power and the girl of his dreams. He's about to find out just how wrong he is. And that new friends can often turn out to be snakes in the grass . . . Praise for The Set-Up: 'BRILLIANT . . . YOU CAN'T STOP READING' - ROBERT MUCHAMORE

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?

The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Francesca was widowed a year ago. Since then she has focused on her children, trying to soothe their grief as well as her own. Her husband and father never quite saw eye to eye but no one could have cared more for her in the past year than her close-knit family. Finally, she feels she might be ready to move on with life. Until she is contacted out of the blue by someone who says he must get information to her. That her husband's death wasn't what it seemed. And that her family know more than they say ...Who can Francesca trust? And what will happen to her if she puts her faith in the wrong person?

The Black Sheep

The Black Sheep

Author: Sophie Mckenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2017

Your life is in danger - and the death threats are coming from someone close to you. But who? Someone in your family is lying to you. Francesca was widowed a year ago. Since then she has focused on her children, trying to soothe their grief as well as her own. Her husband and father never quite saw eye to eye but no one could have cared more for her in the past year than her close-knit family. Finally, she feels she might be ready to move on with life. Until she is contacted out of the blue by someone who says he must get information to her. That her husband's death wasn't what it seemed. And that her family know more than they say .... Who can Francesca trust? And what will happen to her if she puts her faith in the wrong person? The brilliant new novel from the author of Close My Eyes, a Richard & Judy Book Club pick. If you loved Apple Tree Yard, The Girl on the Train or I See You, make Sophie McKenzie your next gripping read. What everyone is saying about Sophie McKenzie: 'Here we Lie is so compelling, even when my eyelids were drooping, when everyone else's lights were out, I had to keep turning the pages' Penny Hancock 'An intense, taut tale that preys on one of our deepest fears: that we might not be able to trust those closest to us' Glamour 'This fast-moving thriller saves the most shocking twist until the very end' Sunday Mirror 'You won't believe this novel's creepy twists and turns!' Closer 'Close My Eyes starts with a parent's worst nightmare and builds from there, twists and twists again, finally delivering a final punch that will leave you gasping.' Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author 'McKenzie succeeds in walking the fine line between storytelling and necessary sensationalism' Richard Madeley

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