No matter how you try to hide it, the truth will always come out . . .
After a plane crash sees a group of seven teens washed up on a desert island, their first thought is survival. But a terrible secret from a party the night before has followed them ashore. Facing deadly threats and the fear of being stranded forever, they quickly discover that being the most popular kid in High School doesn’t help when you’re fighting to stay alive. As the island deals each of them a dangerous blow, it’s clear that someone is looking for justice. Now survival depends on facing the truth about that party: who was hurt that night, and who let it happen?
From multi-award-winning author and gender equality activist, Laura Bates, this thought-provoking drama will start an important conversation and keep you guessing to the end.
Praise for The Trial:
'While the climactic "trial" provides a satisfying political edge, the most gripping passages involve the simple struggle for survival.' – Financial Times
'Laura Bates is one of the most important feminist voices we have and The Trial is engaging and clever, thought-provoking and thrilling. I inhaled it in one sitting.' – Louise O’Neill, author of Asking For It
'A book that teens and young adults should be adding to their contemporary mystery and feminist reading lists' – Culture Fly
'Laura Bates has written another unputdownable (I mean this, I had to give up on getting anything done to consume this story) novel, which as you can imagine asks some important questions too.'– Lucy-Anne Holmes, editor Women on Top of the World
Laura Bates is a Sunday Times bestselling author and the founder of the Everyday Sexism Project, a collection of over 200,000 testimonies of gender inequality. Her non-fiction books include Everyday Sexism, Girl Up, Misogynation, Men Who Hate Women and Fix the System, Not the Women. She writes regularly for The Guardian and the Telegraph, among other publications, and won a British Press Award in 2015.
Laura works closely with organisations from the Council of Europe to the United Nations to tackle gender inequality. She was awarded a British Empire Medal for services to gender equality and has been named a woman of the year by Cosmopolitan, Red and The Sunday Times.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (September 29, 2021)