R.J. Anderson

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Orchard Books


Once upon a time there was a girl who was special.
This is not her story.
Unless you count the part where I killed her.

Sixteen-year-old Alison has been sectioned in a mental institute for teens, having murdered the most perfect and popular girl at school. But the case is a mystery: no body has been found, and Alison's condition is proving difficult to diagnose. Alison herself can't explain what happened: one minute she was fighting with Tori - the next she disintegrated. Into nothing. But that's impossible. Right?

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An incredibly rich book...Anderson's writing is effortless and compelling...complex, deep and wonderfully written.

Birmingham Post

An incredibly rich book that is packed with mystery and hints of paranormal... Effortless and compelling.

Birmingham Post

Completely unlike any teen novel you've read.


I'm a huge fan of teenage and genre-busting books like Ultraviolet.

Derby Telegraph