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Wonderland by Joanna Nadin

tumblr_inline_na5f8ugSv21re4pvvShe’s back. Jude’s childhood friend — sexy, daring Stella— returns to their stifling hometown, and life will never be the same again.

Sixteen-year-old Jude has to get out of tiny Churchtown. She has to escape her outcast status and her pathetic dad, who hasn’t gotten past her mother’s death. The one bright light is drama, her way out, if only she can get into the Lab, a prestigious program in London.

Then Stella, Jude’s childhood best friend, swaggers in after years away. With bold and magnetic Stella by her side, Jude knows she’s capable of anything. But Stella’s influence extends well beyond the theater. Soon Stella’s wild and dangerous streak begins to cause trouble for Jude — yet Jude can’t bring herself to abandon Stella and the attention she’s always craved. And besides, now that Stella’s back, there’s no stopping her.

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COMING SOON: Undertow by Joanna Nadin

51lMqB6yUULCan Billie find the truth?

When sixteen year old Billie Paradise inherits her grandmother’s house, it’s a fairytale come true. She and her family move from their rented flat in London to start a new life by the sea.

Maybe Billie can even find the father she’s never met.

But moving back to her mum’s childhood home uncovers long-buried secrets and Billie soon discovers that people may die, but the past lives for ever.

Previously published as Paradise


COMING SOON: Eden by Joanna Nadin

41xfKNe5JNL._SY445_“I wait for my heart to slow and then I begin the game of ‘what ifs’ and ‘if onlys’. What if I could turn back time? Would Eden still stand? Would Bea still be alive?”

After her cousin Bea is killed in a house fire, Evie returns to her childhood home of Eden, full of guilt for what might have been. She is not the only one seeking redemption. Bea’s boyfriend, Penn, arrives in Cornwall, desperate to atone for a terrible mistake. And as Penn and Evie’s feelings for each other intensify, Evie slowly unravels the dark truth behind Bea’s tragic death.

Published 3 July 2014 by Walker


The Rachel Riley Diaries: My (Not So) Simple Life by Joanna Nadin

9780192733849Dumped! I cannot believe it. Am racked by torture and loss! Have wanted tragedy in my life for so long but now I’ve got it, it actually sort of sucks …big time! Have made a plan to deal with post-break-up trauma i.e. will not moon about over exes but will embrace single life. Everything will be so much easier without the complications of love. It will be a completely simple life and I am fully committed. Starting now! Or at least after breakfast …I’m Rachel Riley – welcome to my so-called life.


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Paradise by Joanna Nadin

Can Billie find the truth?

When sixteen year old Billie Paradise inherits her grandmother’s house, it’s a fairytale come true. She and her family move from their rented flat in London to start a new life by the sea. Maybe Billie can even find the father she’s never met.

But moving back to her mum’s childhood home uncovers long-buried secrets and Billie soon discovers that people may die, but the past lives for ever.

Reissued as Undertow