Chloe doesn't like - or trust - her step-dad. When she reads a cryptic email sent to him, she is both alarmed and intrigued. What can the message mean? In trying to find out, Chloe very nearly gets herself killed. Part of the new Fresh Shades series, this book is exciting and fast-paced, keeping within the style of the Shades 2.0 series. It is perfect for reluctant teens who still want an exciting, unpatronising read that is relevant to their interests and concerns, but who don't want to read a longer novel. With a length of only 6,000 words, and filled with drama, this story will appeal to all reluctant teen readers.
Dennis Hamley was born in Kent in the middle of the Second World War, something which he has described as the biggest shaping experience of his life. In his early career, Dennis was a teacher and he also worked in a teacher training college, as well as assisting at the Open University. He retired from the teaching profession in 1992 to become a full-time writer. Since then he has written over sixty books ranging from plays to non-fiction to short stories. He is now Tutor for Short Fiction for the Oxford Undergraduate Diploma in Creative Writing and also works for the Oxford Editors, providing editorial guidance and support.