What the critics say


‘Nobody in children’s writing is producing anything like this. It’s electrifying.’ The Bookbag


‘Yet another captivating creation from Tim Bowler.’ Lovereading


‘Taut, intimate and wholly gripping…a remarkable and riveting series.’ Books for Keeps


‘A modern classic.’ School Librarian


‘My heart felt as if it was a lot further up than its normal position as I raced through Blade.’ Bookwitch


‘A gripping story.’ Julia Eccleshare


‘The tension is palpable and anyone who starts this book will not be able to stop.’ Cindy Mitchell, Kiss the Book


‘Sharply written without a wasted word.’ Irish Independent


‘An intense, gripping story.’ Publishers Weekly


‘Bowler’s use of short, clipped sentences creates a breathless tone that keeps readers on edge and turning pages at breakneck speed.’ Patricia McClune, School Library Journal


‘Fast and addictive.’ David Maybury


‘An addictive blend of paranoia and suspense.’ The Horn Book


‘Stunning new thriller’ Becky Stradwick, Publishing News


‘It was a thrilling and exhilarating novel and I would give it 10 out of 10 in a star rating.’ Lee Mein, Firrhill High, Teen Titles


‘As sharp as its title suggests, this is a relentless and brilliant page turner.’ The Bookseller