“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

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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  • UK: HQ, HarperCollins
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