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'Best friends Taylor and Sierra meet a hot guy in a chat room online. Both fall for Jacob's charms, but as usual, the more outgoing and vivacious Sierra overshadows Taylor and wins his attention. Taylor's devastated – Sierra already kissed Callum, Taylor's secret crush, over the summer holidays. Life's not fair, especially when Sierra's around.

'Moving quickly, Sierra sets up a date with Jacob on Friday after school. She asks Taylor and their friends to cover for her. Even though she's upset, Taylor is still Sierra's best friend and agrees to help. But Sierra abuses the favour and calls to say she's going to spend the night with her date. She doesn't come home all weekend, doesn't answer her phone and nobody's heard from her . . .

'Taylor is torn. She doesn't want to betray Sierra by telling her parents but at the same time she's concerned for her welfare. Finally, Callum convinces her to tell. The police are called and their worst fears are confirmed when Sierra's body is found miles from Melbourne a week later . . .

'Devastated, Taylor becomes obsessed with finding Sierra's killer. As clues emerge, Taylor races against time to try and save the predator's next victim.'

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      Random House ,
      2015 .
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      Extent: 288p.p.
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      • Published July 1, 2015
      ISBN: 9780857986474

Works about this Work

The Everyday Interrupted Fleur Ferris , Joy Lawn (interviewer), 2017 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 32 no. 4 2017; (p. 4-6)

'Fleur Ferris has catapulted onto Australia's young adult literary scene, carving a niche for herself as a writer of thrillers for teens. This wasn't a deliberate decision at first but her heart does lie with thrillers - movies and books.' (Introduction)

Review : Risk Fran Knight , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , September vol. 30 no. 4 2015; (p. 40)

— Review of Risk Fleur Ferris , 2015 single work novel
Teen Tales of Friendship, Love and Loss Joy Lawn , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 August 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of Pieces of Sky Trinity Doyle , 2015 single work novel ; Frankie & Joely Nova Weetman , 2015 single work novel ; Risk Fleur Ferris , 2015 single work novel ; A Single Stone Megan McKinlay , 2015 single work novel
Teen Tales of Friendship, Love and Loss Joy Lawn , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 August 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of Pieces of Sky Trinity Doyle , 2015 single work novel ; Frankie & Joely Nova Weetman , 2015 single work novel ; Risk Fleur Ferris , 2015 single work novel ; A Single Stone Megan McKinlay , 2015 single work novel
Review : Risk Fran Knight , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , September vol. 30 no. 4 2015; (p. 40)

— Review of Risk Fleur Ferris , 2015 single work novel
The Everyday Interrupted Fleur Ferris , Joy Lawn (interviewer), 2017 single work interview
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 32 no. 4 2017; (p. 4-6)

'Fleur Ferris has catapulted onto Australia's young adult literary scene, carving a niche for herself as a writer of thrillers for teens. This wasn't a deliberate decision at first but her heart does lie with thrillers - movies and books.' (Introduction)

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