“I was completely riveted by this book and as soon as I’d started I couldn’t let go until I’d finished it. It was gripping, terrifying, compassionate and brilliantly told.” – Emily Barr, author of The One Memory of Flora Banks

Completely gripping‘ – Bella magazine


Welcome to The Island.
Where your worst fears are about to come true…

It was supposed to be the perfect holiday: a week-long trip for six teenage friends on a remote tropical island.

But when their guide dies of a stroke leaving them stranded, the trip of a lifetime quickly turns into a nightmare.

Because someone on the island knows each of the group’s worst fears. And one by one, they’re coming true.

Seven days in paradise. A deadly secret.

Who will make it off the island alive?

Lost meets The Hunger Games in the thrilling new young adult novel from C.L. Taylor, the Sunday Times and million-copy bestselling author.

*** Readers of all ages love The Island ***

This had me hooked! I was 20% through and had already said OMG out loud twice! This was one of my favourite reads this year!
Amy J (NetGalley reviewer)

This story was dark and gripping from the start and I loved it!
Laura R (NetGalley reviewer)

This book can be read by anyone from young adults to old adults like me, and equally enjoyed I should think. I loved it.
Angie T (NetGalley reviewer)

What an incredible story! So twisty, creepy, gripping, compelling and emotionally charged. I am completely floored.
Trish H (NetGalley reviewer)

*** Signed copies ***

Signed copies, personalised you or a friend can be pre-ordered from Max Minerva’s Marvellous Books. Order must be placed before publication day on 21st January 2021. Copies can be sent internationally.

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