Surviving this town is going to be murder.

Cully thinks life in small-town Cooksville will be quiet. Then he meets Kat. Athletic. Stunning. Intriguing. But something is going on with Kat – Cully is sure of it. He knows he should stay out of it, but he can’t. Now Kat and Cully are caught in the middle of a deadly web. And it’s too late to hide from those who hunt them.


Denis Martin lives in Blenheim, New Zealand. He is the author of the acclaimed teen thrillers Face It, Playing For Keeps and The Silence of Fear (all published by Penguin New Zealand). Formerly an English teacher and librarian, Denis now writes full-time. Marked, his first book with Walker Books Australia, was short-listed for the 2012 LIANZA Young Adult Fiction Award.


A great read for teenagers looking for a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat thriller.

The Bay Chronicle

Kiwi author Denis Martin has come up trumps with another thriller … Combining the fiction of mystery and action – guns and abductions – with real-life teen problems of bullying and relationship angst, this is a great choice.

Canvas Weekend Herald

This book should be enjoyed by teenage readers of both sexes.

Magpies Magazine

Twists and turns in the life-and-death plot makes this first-person narrative a page-turner

Ann Packer

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