Tanya Byrne - Author

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Tanya Byrne was born in London and studied in Surrey, where she still lives with her cat who goes by several names, none of which he actually answers to. After eight years working for BBC Radio, she left to write her debut novel, Heart-Shaped Bruise. She has a weakness for boys with guitars, drinks far too much tea and even though her mother tells her not to, she always talks to strangers.

 

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For Holly

For Holly

Author: Tanya Byrne Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/06/2015

Lola Durand hates her stepmother. It's a cliche but it's true. Lola Durand can't get through to her father. He never wants to talk about the things that matter: why they had to move to Paris, why he had to marry evil Agatha, and how they can get through the heartache of her mother's death together. If he won't listen, she'll show him. She'll show him the truth about his new wife and then her life can go back to normal, just the way she likes it. Lola Durand knows a secret about her stepmother. She's going to share it.

Follow Me Down

Follow Me Down

Author: Tanya Byrne Format: Paperback Release Date: 10/10/2013

Critically acclaimed author Tanya Byrne returns with a dark, compulsive tale of obsession and betrayal. First love. Last lie. When Adamma Okomma has to leave her glossy high school in New York for a dusty English boarding school, she thinks it's the end of the world - or the end of her social life, at least. Then she meets the wicked-witted Scarlett Chiltern, who shows her all of Crofton College's darkest corners and Adamma realises that there's much more to her new school than tartan skirts and hockey sticks. She and Scarlett become inseparable, but when they fall for the same guy, the battle lines are firmly drawn. Adamma gets the guy but loses her best friend. Then, when Scarlett runs away, Adamma finds herself caught up in something far more sinister than a messy love triangle. Adamma always knew that Scarlett had her secrets, but some secrets are too big to keep and this one will change all of their lives forever.

Heart-shaped Bruise

Heart-shaped Bruise

Author: Tanya Byrne Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/09/2012

A compelling, brutal and heart-breaking story about identity, infamy and revenge, from debut author Tanya Byrne. Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2012 They say I'm evil. The police. The newspapers. The girls from school who sigh on the six o'clock news and say they always knew there was something not quite right about me. And everyone believes it. Including you. But you don't know. You don't know who I used to be. Who I could have been. Sometimes I wonder if I'll ever shake off my mistakes or if I'll just carry them around with me forever like a bunch of red balloons Awaiting trial at Archway Young Offenders Institution, Emily Koll is going to tell her side of the story for the first time. Heart-Shaped Bruise is a compulsive and moving novel about infamy, identity and how far a person might go to seek revenge.

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