Four teenagers on the same road in a world gone mad. Struggling to survive, clinging on to love and meaning wherever it can be found. DARK INSIDE is a stunning, cinematic thriller: 28 DAYS LATER meets THE ROAD.
Since mankind began, civilizations have always fallen: the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs…. Now it’s our turn.
Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even worse is happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, hooking on to weakness, turning the unwary into hunters, killers, crazies.
Mason: His mother is dying after a terrible car accident. As he endures a last vigil at her hospital bed, his school is bombed and razed to the ground. Everyone he knows is killed.
Aries: A school bus, an aftershock and a crash. Pulled out of the wreckage by a mysterious stranger, she’s about to discover a world changed forever.
Clementine: An emergency meeting at the town hall that descends into murderous chaos. Outside the rest of their community encircle with weapons. How can those you trust turn into savage strangers?
Michael: A brutal road rage incident. When the police arrive on the scene they gun down the guilty and turn on the by-standing crowd. Where do you go for justice when even the lawmakers have turned bad?
Rights: Greenhouse c/o Rights People
USA/Canada: Simon and Schuster
UK/Commonwealth: Macmillan Childrens Books
Turkey: Pegasus Yayinlari
Film/TV: Jason Dravis at Monteiro Rose Dravis
White Pine Award Winner
Winner of the Ontario Library Association’s White Pine Award for 2013: http://tinyurl.com/al7gu7o
White Pine Reading 2013
Nominated for the 2013 White Pine Reading Award.
Jeyn Roberts grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and started writing at an early age, having her first story published when she was just sixteen. When she was 21, she moved to Vancouver with dreams of being a rock star, graduating from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Writing and Psychology. For the next few years she played in an alternative/punk band before moving to England where she received her MA from the prestigious Creative Writing graduate course at Bath Spa University. This was followed by some time spent teaching high school in South Korea.
Her novels are always thrilling, pacy and tense. DARK INSIDE and RAGE WITHIN were published by Simon & Schuster in the US, and Macmillan in the UK. THE BODIES WE WEAR and WHEN THEY FADE published with Knopf.