Wednesday, 6 January 2010
Have sacked the blog-writers in Bangalore…a nasty contretemps over a disputed bill…please ignore any attempts to ruin my reputation made in the last post. Ahem.
Today I can unveil the cover for the UK edition of Almost True, which will be out in August. I absolutely love the cover, which was designed by the very talented Jane Donald at Frances Lincoln and features the same gorgeous model who's on the cover of Joe (who is this boy? Can we track him down? Hmmm...)
Almost True continues Ty’s story. The cover copy will read something like this:
This isn’t the first time that someone’s tried to silence me forever. It’s just the first time that someone else has died instead.
Ruthless killers are hunting Ty. The police move him and his mum to a quiet seaside town. But a horrific attack and a bullet meant for Ty prove he’s not safe yet.
On the road again, Ty’s in hiding with complete strangers . . . who seem to know a lot about him. Meanwhile he’s desperate to see his girlfriend, and terrified that she may betray him. Ty can’t trust his own judgement and he’s making dangerous decisions that could deliver him straight to the gangsters.
In Almost True you learn a lot more about Ty’s background and about the crime that he witnessed. It examines questions about truth, loyalty, friendship and memory. Yes, some of Ty’s friends from the time when he was Joe reappear. And there are lots of new characters as well.