The first time Lou meets tall, dark, and handsome Christian, she knows he's hiding something. Why does he clam up every time she asks about his past? Why doesn't he have any family photos and why does he dye his blond hair black?
Then suddenly his terrible secret is unveiled to the world - and it seems everything he's ever told Lou is a lie. Can what the media are saying about him really be true? Should Lou trust him? Or is she in terrible danger? But Christian isn't the only one keeping secrets. For what if their chance meeting was no accident at all . . .?
As lie follows lie, nothing is as it seems, and soon Lou finds herself ensnared in a web of deceit, her loyalties torn, her emotions in tatters as she faces a heart-wrenching dilemma: should she shatter the lives of those she holds dearest, or betray the guy who, against all odds, she's fallen in love with?
Full of family secrets, surprising twists and unexpected revelations, Katie Dale's second novel will have readers on the edge of their seats.
Praise for SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE
"Someone Else's Life has a plot which shocks you right to the end. The characters grab your emotions, making you angry, heartbroken and - ultimately - hopeful." Keren David, author of the Carnegie nominated WHEN I WAS JOE
"Hugely emotional with a deep mystery at its heart" Star Magazine - four star review
"Riveting debut about families, relationships and long-buried secrets. A really gripping family drama that reads like Jodi Picoult for teens." Children's Bookseller
"Utterly flawless … perfection in the form of a book; it has everything you could wish for in a book and had me hooked from page one." Chicklish
"The plot itself is utterly gripping…A tremendously promising debut." The Bookbag
Katie Dale loves nothing more than creating characters - both on page and onstage. She studied English literature at Sheffield University and spent a year at the University of North Carolina. In 2008 she won the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices competition. Her first novel, SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE, published in February 2012, she's currently working on her next YA novel. Katie lives in Cambridge.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (August 1, 2013)
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