Action, crime and intense family drama combine to create a powerful story in the vein of Two Wolves or a young Boy Swallows Universe.
The world turns on moments like these. Crossroad moments; a toss of the coin . . . I see half my face in deep shadow, eyes glittering like diamonds, the resemblance to my father never stronger.
Rey Tanic is not like other 14-year-olds. His dad is a mafia boss. His dad is also in jail. When Rey’s life explodes, every decision he makes will shape the rest of his life. How far does the apple really fall from the tree?
Cinematic and gripping. Powerful writing for young teens. - Candice Fox, bestselling author of Gone by Midnight.
“The Tell is a gritty yet thoughtful novel balancing equally a fast-paced thriller with a coming-of-age story . . . Chatterton has produced a novel that shares the best of Australian young adult writing – a strong narrative, a thumping heart at its core, and a main character full of resilience and hope.”
Trish Buckley, CBCA Reading Time
“Chatterton's razor sharp narrative style and cutting teen voice flip unlikely into, 'Can I come too!'”
Dimity Powell, Dim's Write Stuff