Nowhere is a fast-paced conspiracy thriller by debut author Jon Robinson. 'No one's coming for us. Not our families, not the police. No one.' Alyn, Jes, Ryan and Elsa are Nowhere. A concrete cube in the middle of a dense forest. Imprisoned inside are one hundred teenagers from all over the country.
They're all criminals. But none of them remember committing any crimes. Who has put them there. What do their captors want? And how will they ever break free...? An intensely gripping conspiracy thriller for 11+ readers.
A phenomenal debut novel, for readers who love Jason Bourne and Alex Scarrow.
Jon Robinson was born in Middlesex in 1983. When he's not writing, he works for a charity in central London.
Nowhere is his debut novel.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/07/2013
- Category: Thrillers (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9780141346540
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Review by adpaton
One hundred teenagers are snatched and illegally imprisoned in an isolated location, forced to confess to crimes they didn’t commit. No-one knows where they are and, effectively, they have disappeared off the face of the earth. The twist is that this is a state sanctioned operation, performed with the full knowledge and reluctant co-operation of the British Prime Minister. A sinister organisation has persuaded him his actions will save the country which would otherwise descend into anarchic chaos. The youngsters are desperate to escape before the official brainwashing takes hold, and after numerous attempts, a small group succeeds but the warders will go to any lengths to recapture them. Abduction, conspiracy, a hint of the paranormal – Jon Robinson’s debut novel is on of those action-packed, fast-paced thrillers for young adults, probably written with an eye to being filmed. Unfortunately, this is merely book one with no hint of how many are yet to come…