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  • Published: 29 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780552569071
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

Blame




A brand new YA suspense thriller, from author of the bestselling ITCH series, Simon Mayo.

What happens when society wants you banged up in prison for a crime your parents committed?

That's the situation in which Ant finds herself - together with her little brother Mattie and their foster-parents, she's locked up in a new kind of family prison. None of the inmates are themselves criminals, but wider society wants them to do time for the unpunished 'heritage' crimes of their parents.

Tensions are bubbling inside the London prison network Ant and Mattie call home - and when things finally erupt, they realize they've got one chance to break out. Everyone wants to see them punished for the sins of their mum and dad, but it's time for Ant to show the world that they're not to blame.

A new nail-bitingly taught YA suspense thriller, from author of the bestselling ITCH series, Simon Mayo.

  • Published: 29 August 2016
  • ISBN: 9780552569071
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 480
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Simon Mayo

Simon Mayo is a writer and broadcaster. He is the presenter of the podcast Simon Mayo’s Books of the Year, a daily host on Scala Radio and co-presenter of Kermode and Mayo’s Film Review for the BBC. His previous books include Mad Blood Stirring, Blame and the Itch trilogy, filmed for TV by ABC.

Knife Edge is his debut contemporary thriller.

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Praise for Blame

Action-packed and tightly written . . . the tension does not let up, while the underlying theme of blame makes us consider how the older generation can leave a heritage of harm to the young

Sunday Times

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