Shortlist year: 2010

Shortlist category: Young adult literature

Published by: Chicken House

In a moving letter to her captor, sixteen-year-old Gemma relives her kidnapping from Bangkok airport while on holiday. Taken by Ty, her troubled young stalker, to the wild and desolate Australian outback, she reflects on a landscape from which there’s no escape.

In a story of survival, passion and darkness, Gemma reveals how she had to deal with the nightmare, or die trying to fight it.

About the author

Lucy Christopher

Lucy grew up in Australia, but now lives in Cardiff. She is the winner of the Branford Boase Award (UK), a Printz Honor Award (USA), and has been shortlisted for the COSTA Award, the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Prime Minister's Literary Awards (Australia) twice.