Author(s): Nick Lake
It's a once-in-a-lifetime thing: a girl on a yacht with her super-rich banker father; a chance for the family to heal after a turbulent time; the peaceful sea, the warm sun ...But a nightmare is about to explode as a group of Somali pirates seizes the boat and its human cargo - and the family becomes a commodity in a highly sophisticated transaction. Hostage One is Dad - the most valuable. Amy is Hostage Three. As she builds a strange bond with one of her captors, it becomes brutally clear that the price of a life and its value are very different things ...
A taut, emotionally loaded, devastatingly powerful thriller from the acclaimed author of In Darkness
Praise for In Darkness: In Darkness is a serious, nuanced, challenging novel. Trust me, there are plenty of young readers who hunger for exactly that Guardian
Nick Lake is the Editorial Director for fiction at HarperCollins Children's Books and is the author of The Secret Ministry of Frost, Blood Ninja and In Darkness, his first book for adults and older teen readers. Nick lives near Oxford.