Bet Your Life, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


Jess Tennant has now been living in Port Sentinel for three months, and is just beginning to relax and think of it as home after the murderous events of the summer.

But in the small hours of a dark night, a teenage boy is left for dead by the side of the road.

Seb Dawson has a serious head injury and may not survive - and Jess decides to find out who beat him up, and why? s she investigates, Jess discovers that Seb was involved in some very dangerous games.

A secret predator around girls, he would do whatever it took to abuse them, from lying and blackmail to spiking drinks.

Could a group of vengeful victims be behind his attack? Or is there someone else with a grudge against Seb and who will stop at nothing to silence him?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Fiction & true stories
  • ISBN: 9780552566049

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When a teenage boy is left for dead by the side of the ride left for dead Jess Tennant is soon on the case to find out the truth.This is the second book to feature Jess Tennant and her adventures. I do find that Jess is a modern day Nancy Drew and for me that is the appeal. I used to love Nancy Drew books when I was younger so Jess Tennant is a good substitute. Jane Casey write gritty thrillers with her Mauve Kerrigan books, and her teen books featuring Jess are judt as good. The difference being is that the Jess books are not as gritty and are a lighter read. At times it is easy to forget that I was reading a teenage book.Jess had all tbe qualities of a normal teenager, family problems, boyfriens problems, and just being a teenager. She can't help herself getting involved in local crimes and running around to solves them.The book was very easy to read with plenty going on in the story to hold my interest and enough for me to read futher book featuring Jess. Jane Casey has done a good job of creating two very different female characters with Jess and Mauve. She has also done a good job of defining tge difference between her adult books from her teenage reads.

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