A powerful psychological thriller told from the point of view of a teenage suicide bomber.
Full of suspense, this is a chilling and thought-provoking portrait of a girl raised to be a killer.
Valley is wearing the bomb vest and the clock is ticking. Reminiscent of V for Vendetta and Survivor by Chuck Palahnick, this white-knuckle psychological thriller by Blythe Woolston is a "provocative insight into the mindset of those who see modern government as an unnecessary evil" (Publishers Weekly starred review).
A must-read for fans of conspiracy theory dramas and thought-provoking speculative fiction.
In a remote part of the US, the paranoid survivalist fringe has begun its war. And Valley is a key weapon. Ever since her mother died suddenly while picking beans in their garden - with the pock-a-pock of a helicopter overhead - Valley has known she must stay hidden from Those People, who would kill her without a second thought.
But now, with her father unexpectedly gone and no home to go back to, a teenage Valley and her big brother, Bo, must bring their message to the outside world. Alternating between past and present vignettes in prose as tightly wound as the springs of a clock, readers will be gripped right to the final, explosive end.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 06/06/2013
- Category: Thrillers (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9781406341355