I’m about halfway through a new novel aimed at teenagers and Young Adults.
In the story, a group of musicians meet at a Summer School. The central character (aged 17) falls for one of the girls on the course (not the one in the writing sample). Meanwhile, a third girl arrives with a secret regarding a serious crime in her background and her actions during the week of classes bring about danger for all the participants.
As a trained classical pianist and graduate of Dartington College of Arts, Totnes, Devon, I felt qualified to write the novel.
We reached the car park, paid a quarter of the fair each and got out, walking along the promenade to the Grand Theatre, through the August rain and a hint of mist, the waves crashing in the background, the air tasting of sea salt. The sky looked like a gigantic bruise, all purple, black, yellow and storm like. The wind was bitter, the ground slippery. The pier full of graffiti and rubbish. Small groups of hoodies gathered by the railings with cigarettes and cans of cider, staring when we passed.
‘Freak,’ I heard one of them mutter.
I must have tensed because I felt Dawn’s hand on my arm. ‘Ignore them,’ she whispered to me.
Genre: Crime, Psychological Thriller
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