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Sophie McKenzie - Author

About the Author

Sophie McKenzie is the award-winning author of a range of teen thrillers, including the Missing series (Girl, Missing, Sister, Missing and Missing Me), Blood Ties and Blood Ransom and the Medusa Project series. She has also written two romance series: the Luke and Eve books and the Flynn series, which starts with the novel Falling Fast. Split Second is her first teen stand-alone novel in seven years. Sophie's first novel for adults was the psychological thriller Close My Eyes.

Sophie gives her writing tips in this video - click here.

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Featured books by Sophie McKenzie

Trust in Me

Trust in Me

Author: Sophie McKenzie Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/09/2014

The bestselling author of Close My Eyes returns with a chilling psychological thriller. Julia has always been the friend that Livy turns to when life is difficult. United fifteen years ago by grief at the brutal murder of Livy's sister, Kara, they've always told each other everything. Or so Livy thought. So when Julia is found dead in her home, Livy cannot come to terms with the news that she chose to end her own life. The Julia that Livy knew was vibrant and vivacious, a far cry from the selfish neurotic that her family seem determined to paint her as. Troubled by doubt but alone in her suspicions, Livy sets out to prove that Julia was in fact murdered. But little does she realise that digging into her best friend's private life will cause her to question everything she thought she knew about Julia. And the truth that Livy discovers will tear the very fabric of her own life apart.

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Casting Shadows

Casting Shadows

Author: Sophie McKenzie Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/07/2013

River and Flynn have been dating for a while and despite some big challenges along the way, have managed to make it work. Flynn is making every effort to stay in control of his hot temper, while River feels more content than she’s ever been. Together, the two of them make big plans for the future.

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Other books by Sophie McKenzie

Missing Me

Missing Me

Author: Sophie McKenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2019

The third and final book in the bestselling, award-winning MISSING series. Six years have passed since the end of Sister, Missing and Madison is now a teenager. During a visit to older sister Lauren, she learns that their biological father was an anonymous sperm donor and sets out to track him down. Her search bears fruit sooner than she expects, but is the father she discovers all he seems? As Madison gets drawn into a mysterious investigation involving missing girls and secret hideaways, she finds herself in more and more danger... PRAISE FOR GIRL, MISSING: 'Written with assurance and style, this is page-turning material.' The Independent 'A taut thriller.' Wood & Vale Express 'Excellent - gripping, sympathetic, moving, well plotted.' Ultimate Book Guide 'A real page turned, filled with excitement, mystery, suspense and danger.' Waterstone's Guide To Kids Books 2008 'This entertaining book will have you gripped for hours.' Sunday Express PRAISE FOR SISTER, MISSING: 'A fast paced thriller that leaves you on the edge of your seat.' Serendipity Reviews 'If you like your stories fast-paced, full of dangers and conflicts and impossible situations, then you will love this book.' The Bookbag 'The brilliant follow-up to bestseller, Girl, Missing.' Reading Zone Newsletter

Sister, Missing

Sister, Missing

Author: Sophie McKenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

'Page-turning' The Independent 'Sophie's thrillers are brilliant ... you can't stop reading' Robert Muchamore, bestselling author 'Sophie McKenzie's the queen of nail-biting and addictive reads. I just can't get enough.' Amy McCulloch, author of The Potion Diaries The gripping sequel to the bestselling, award-winning Girl, Missing. It's two years after the events of Girl, Missing and life is not getting any easier for sixteen-year-old Lauren, as exam pressure and a recent family heartbreak take their toll. Hoping some time together away from everything will help, Lauren's birth mother takes Lauren and her two sisters on holiday, only for tragedy to strike again when one of Lauren's sisters disappears, under circumstances very similar to those in which Lauren was taken years before ... perhaps too similar to be a coincidence. Can Lauren save her sister, and stop the nightmare happening all over again?

Becoming Jo

Becoming Jo

Author: Sophie McKenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy: four sisters whose stories are forever imprinted in our hearts. But what if their stories had different endings? Reimagined by bestselling author Sophie McKenzie and told throughthe eyes of everybody's favourite sister, Becoming Jo perfectly captures the magic, exuberance and spirit of the original and much-loved book. Over 150 years after its publication, Becoming Jo proves just how timeless the characters and themes found within Little Women really are.

SweetFreak

SweetFreak

Author: Sophie McKenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

Get ready for a brand new edge-of-your-seat read from bestselling author Sophie McKenzie! When everyone thinks you're a liar, how hard will you fight for the truth? Carey and Amelia have been best friends forever. Then Amelia starts being trolled by SweetFreak, a mysterious and hateful online account, and Carey is accused of being behind the vicious comments and threats. Shut out by her other friends and shunned by Amelia, Carey is determined to clear her name and find out who's really sending the messages. But as the online attacks spill over into real life, events start spiralling out of control... Can Carey expose the real SweetFreak before it's too late? A gripping page-turner from the award-winning Sophie Mckenize, SweetFreak will keep you guessing until the very end... PRAISE FOR SOPHIE MCKENZIE: 'When it comes to YA thrillers, there's one name that defines the genre: Sophie McKenzie' Amy Alward, author of The Potion Diaries 'Sophie's thrillers are brilliant... You can't stop reading' Robert Muchamore, bestselling author

The Rescue

The Rescue

Author: Sophie McKenzie Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/12/2016

The Hostage

The Hostage

Author: Sophie McKenzie Format: Audio disc Release Date: 28/11/2016

The Hostage

The Hostage

Author: Sophie McKenzie Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/11/2016

The Set-up

The Set-up

Author: Sophie McKenzie Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 28/10/2016

Girl, Missing

Girl, Missing

Author: Sophie McKenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/07/2016

What if everything you thought you knew about your life was a lie? Lauren is adopted and eager to know more about her mysterious past. But when she discovers she may have been snatched from her family as a baby, her whole life suddenly feels like a sham. Why will no one answer her questions? How can she find her biological parents? And could her adoptive parents really have been responsible for kidnapping her? Running away from her family to seek out the truth, Lauren's journey takes her deeper and deeper into danger as she realises that someone wants to stop her uncovering what really happened when she was a baby... at any cost... A nail-biting YA thriller from the bestselling author of Close My Eyes 10 years on from it's first publication, Girl Missing has sold over 150,000 copies in the UK alone. This new edition of the bestseller includes exclusive extra content from Sophie and is a must for fans and readers that are yet to discover this modern classic. 'Page-turning' The Independent 'Will have you gripped for hours' Sunday Express 'Please read this book: it is brilliant!; The Guardian 'Whenever I hear the phrase YA thriller I only ever think of one name - and that's Sophie Mckenzie. Why? Because noboody does it better' Phil Earle, award-winning author 'Sophie's thrillers are brilliant... you can't stop reading' Robert Muchamore, bestselling author 'Brilliantly described, scary and touching' The Daily Mirror 10 YEARS OF AWARDS FOR Girl, Missing Manchester Children's Book Awards Bolton Children's Book Award Soilhill Book Award Winner of the Sakura Medal Red House Children's Book Award Richard and Judy Best Kids' Book Lewisham Children's Book Award

The Fix

The Fix

Author: Sophie McKenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

Football is Blake's life - but it doesn't pay the rent. And if his mum can't do that, they're out on the street. So when a stranger makes him an offer, Blake finds it hard to resist. All he has to do is miss some goals and he'll earn enough cash to keep them going a little while longer. But what if Blake does fix the match? He could end up risking a lot more than just losing a game. Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+

Miota meghaltal

Miota meghaltal

Author: Sophie McKenzie Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2016

Hatborzongato pszichologiai krimi egy gyaszolo anyarol, aki megtudja, hogy evek ota halottnak hitt gyermeke el.Amikor Geniver Loxley nyolc evvel korabban elveszitette ujszulott kislanyat, megallt szamara a vilag, es azota sem sokat haladt elore. Gent meg mindig megviseli, ha babakocsit tolo not lat; Beth halala elott harom konyve jelent meg, azota viszont egy sort sem irt.Egy delelott becsenget hozza egy ismeretlen, es pontosan azt mondja neki, amit mindig is hallani szeretett volna: a kislanya egeszsegesen szuletett - de azonnal kivittek a mutobol, es bizonyara odaadtak egy masik nonek. Hihetetlen tortenet, de miert talalna ki barki ilyesmit? Hirtelen res nyilik Gen biztonsagos vilaganak burkan, es tengernyi kerdes zudul be rajta: Hol van most Beth? Miert nem akar kutatni utana Art? Hogy megkimelje a feleseget az ujabb csalodastol? Vagy titkol valamit? Kiben lehet megbizni?Gen nyomozni kezd, hogy megtalalja kislanyat. Remenye azonban csakhamar felelembe es paranoiaba csap at, mert olyan sotet uzelmek sejlenek fol elotte, amelyek titokban tartasaert valakinek a gyilkossag sem tul nagy ar...

Bennem megbizhatsz

Bennem megbizhatsz

Author: Sophie McKenzie Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2016

A Miota meghaltal szerzojenek uj pszichologiai thrillere.Egy csendes, szurke szombat delelotton Livy holtan talalja legjobb baratnojet, Juliat, akihez a gyermekeivel egyutt latogatoba erkezett. Jollehet az osszes bizonyitek ongyilkossagra utal, Livy keptelen elfogadni a hivatalos dontest, az emlekeiben elo Julia ugyanis harsany volt, szokimondo, elveteg, polgarpukkaszto es eletigenlo, egyaltalan nem depresszios. Nehany gyanus korulmeny miatt Livy kutakodni kezd, es varatlanul azzal a dobbenetes lehetoseggel szembesul, hogy Juliat ugyanaz a szemely gyilkolta meg, aki tizennyolc evvel korabban Livy hugaval is vegzett. Mikozben ketsegbeesetten kuzd, hogy megertse a multbeli tragediakat es osszetartsa roskadozo hazassagat, Livy a gyilkos nyomaba ered, akirol gyanitja, hogy kozeli kapcsolatban all ovele es a csaladjaval. De ha ez igaz, megbizhat-e meg barkiben? Peldaul Julia eltitkolt szerelmeben. Vagy akar sajat szeretett ferjeben, aki talan tobbszor is megcsalta, mint ahanyat bevallott. Amikor pedig vegul hajmereszto, keptelen dontes ele allitjak, azt is vegig kell gondolnia: eleg eros-e ahhoz, hogy onmagaban megbizzon.

Here We Lie

Here We Lie

Author: Sophie McKenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

On holiday with family and her adoring fiance, Jed, Emily couldn't be happier. But overnight, the idyllic trip turns into a waking nightmare when one of the group is found dead in what appears to be a terrible accident. The devastated party returns to London to cope with their loss while trying to resume their normal lives. But new revelations shed a shocking light on the holiday tragedy and set Emily on a perilous journey to discover the truth about what happened. Soon a terrifying series of threats and lies bring her face to face with the dark truths at the heart of her family - and into life-threatening danger...

Here We Lie

Here We Lie

Author: Sophie McKenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/09/2015

On holiday with family and her adoring fiance, Jed, Emily couldn't be happier. But overnight, the idyllic trip turns into a waking nightmare when one of the group is found dead in what appears to be a terrible accident. The devastated party returns to London to cope with their loss while trying to resume their normal lives. But new revelations shed a shocking light on the holiday tragedy and set Emily on a perilous journey to discover the truth about what happened. Soon a terrifying series of threats and lies bring her face to face with the dark truths at the heart of her family - and into life-threatening danger...

All My Secrets

All My Secrets

Author: Sophie McKenzie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2015

A brand new title from bestselling, award-winning author, Sophie McKenzie. The shocking reality behind a GBP10 million inheritance turns Evie Brown's world on its head. Unable to find out the truth from her parents, Evie ends up on the mysterious island of Lightsea, where her desire for answers leads her towards a series of revelations that threaten everything she holds dear . . . including her life.