'If Jemma had lived, none of this would have happened. I'd have been too busy to get dragged into this filthy, illegal business...' Since Lindy's baby sister died, her family have been caught in a downward spiral. Her brothers are in prison and her parents have given up. Soon Lindy is out of her depth too, caught in the centre of an international drugs ring, with no way out. Then Lindy finds help from an unexpected ally: weird, mute Karl from school, and together they plan a daring and desperate escape. But when you're in this deep, can you ever be free? Touching, surprising and painfully honest, Illegal is the second in a cycle of three novels by Miriam Halahmy, and the follow up to her acclaimed first novel, Hidden.
Miriam Halahmy has worked as a teacher for over twenty years, with a particular focus on teaching students with special needs. Throughout her career, she has worked with a wide range of people, including the homeless, ex-offenders, refugees and asylum seekers. She also runs creative writing courses in London, mentors writers, and works as a freelance editor. Miriam lives in north London where she grew up, and used to visit Hayling Island every summer with her family.