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Sometimes parties are not all they are cracked up to be... The brilliant new novel from the Carnegie nominated author.


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Hope has never been happier. She's on her way to Crete, after a group of her friends have made her an honorary 'lad' and let her tag along on their boys' holiday. There's a slight complication in that one of those boys, Logan, is Hope's exboyfriend, but they're still friends and Hope's pretty confident it won't be too awkward.

The next couple of days are exactly what Hope was hoping for - lazy days in the sun, and long, drunken conversations. She can't help but notice that Logan's flirting with her. Logan and Hope end up alone and Hope is horrified when, after she leans in to kiss him, Logan completely rejects her.

Embarrassed and annoyed, Hope is on a mission to get drunk, and with the alcohol flowing, and the sun going down, Hope's starts having a great time.

The next thing Hope knows, she's being woken up on the beach by two strangers. It's 9 o'clock the next morning and she can't remember anything about the previous night... what on earth happened?

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Nicci Cloke

Nicci Cloke is a full-time writer, part-time doer of random jobs. These jobs have included Christmas elf, cocktail waitress and childminder. She is also the organiser and host of Speakeasy, the only London literary salon to host regular YA events. Her first YA novel, FOLLOW ME BACK, was published in 2016, followed by CLOSE YOUR EYES in 2017. TOXIC is her third novel for young adults. Her first adult novel, SOMEDAY FIND ME, was published by Fourth Estate in 2012 and her second, LAY ME DOWN, was published by Cape in 2015. Her most recent adult novel, written as Phoebe Black, is THE TALL MAN.

Book Details

Publisher Hot Key Books
Genre Personal & social issues
Released on 26/07/18
Pages 304
ISBN 9781471406584
Price £7.99


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