Author(s): Kevin Brooks
I can't believe I fell for it.
It was still dark when I woke up this morning.
As soon as my eyes opened I knew where I was.
A low-ceilinged rectangular building made entirely of whitewashed concrete.
There are six little rooms along the main corridor.
There are no windows. No doors. The elevator is the only way in or out.
What's he going to do to me?
What am I going to do?
People are really quite simple, and they have simple needs. Food, water, light, space, privacy. Maybe a small measure of dignity. A bit of freedom. What happens when someone simply takes all that away?
CILIP Carnegie Medal shortlist 2014
A compulsive, atmospheric mystery Sunday Times A masterly writer Mail on Sunday Hugely readable ... confoundedly gripping The Independent on Sunday [Kevin Brooks'] pacey plots ... have made him a cult among teens. This, though, is the big one. It should be read by everyone. -- Amanda Craig The Times
Kevin Brooks was born in Exeter and studied in Birmingham and London. He had a varied working life, with jobs in a crematorium, a zoo, a garage and a post office, before - happily - giving it all up to write books. Kevin is the author of Being, Black Rabbit Summer, Killing God, iBoy and Naked for Puffin. He now lives in North Yorkshire.