24th January 2011, London—Simon & Schuster Children’s Books today announced a major new deal with award-winning author, Sophie McKenzie, for a sequel to her debut bestseller, Girl, Missing.
Sister, Missing takes up the story of sixteen-year-old Lauren two years after the events of Girl, Missing. Life is not getting any easier in either her adoptive or birth families as exam pressure and a recent family tragedy take their toll. Lauren’s birth mother takes Lauren and her two sisters on holiday in the hope that some time together will help, but a few days into the holiday the youngest girl is kidnapped, under circumstances suspiciously similar to those in which Lauren was taken years before. The kidnapper demands a huge ransom for the child’s safe return – and is threatening to kill her if the police get involved. Can Lauren save her sister, and stop the nightmare happening all over again?
Sister, Missing will mark Sophie’s first hardcover launch in October 2011 alongside a high profile marketing and publicity campaign, a national author tour and key festival appearances. The paperback edition will follow in summer 2012.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Publishing Deal - Sophie McKenzie
Here's a partial extract from Simon & Schuster's Press Release announcing Sophie McKenzie's sequel to Girl, Missing: