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What to expect

‘A truly brilliant book. I galloped through it… edge of the seat stuff!’ Malorie Blackman

‘Pitch-perfect teen voices and a bruising, thrilling pace.’ Metro

‘Direct and punchy.’ The Guardian

‘A contemporary urban thriller with a powerful family drama at its heart.’ The Bookseller

“What a book! Such a gripping, gritty storyline, with such wonderful, believable characters. Loved it.” (Tanya Landman, author of Buffalo Soldier)

Not cool enough, not clever enough, not street enough for anyone to notice me. I was the kid people looked straight through.

NOT ANY MORE. NOT SINCE MR ORANGE.

Sixteen-year-old Marlon has made his mum a promise – he’ll never follow his big brother, Andre, down the wrong path. So far, it’s been easy, but when a date ends in tragedy, Marlon finds himself hunted. They’re after the mysterious Mr Orange, and they’re going to use Marlon to get to him. Marlon’s out of choices – can he become the person he never wanted to be, to protect everyone he loves?

(P) 2017 Hodder Children’s Books

Critics Review

  • Promoted as a gritty coming-of-age drama urban thriller with a powerful message and an irresistable central character

    The Voice
  • A contemporary urban thriller with a powerful family drama at its heart

    The Bookseller
  • I liked the lack of judgement the author made and the fact this is ultimately an action packed story with a strong male protagonist

    Bibliomaniac
  • Keeps the reader enthralled and wanting more

    Nudge.com
  • One of those books I wish had been written when I was a teenager…simply brilliant

    Medieval Jenga
  • What a book! Such a gripping, gritty storyline, with such wonderful, believable characters. Loved it

    Tanya Landman, author

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