Tim is one of the UK’s most compelling and original writers for teenagers. He was born in Leigh-on-Sea and after studying Swedish at University he worked in forestry, the timber trade, teaching and translating before becoming a full-time writer. He lives with his wife in a quiet village in Devon and his workroom is a small wooden hut known to friends as ‘Tim’s Bolthole’.
Tim has written twenty books and won fifteen awards, including the prestigious Carnegie Medal for River Boy. His most recent novel is the gripping Game Changer and his provocative Blade series is being hailed as a ground-breaking work of fiction. He has been described by the Sunday Telegraph as ‘the master of the psychological thriller’ and by the Independent as ‘one of the truly individual voices in British teenage fiction’.
Zinny’s life is falling apart. Shadowy figures are following him. His parents are keeping secrets but he can’t figure out why. Then his mum ends up in hospital, his dad disappears, and Zinny has to do whatever he can to save his family. Even if it means helping the very men he’s been running from. As the clock ticks, Zinny knows it’s only a matter of time before someone ends up dead – and it could be him.