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Jon Robinson was born in 1983. After struggling to get a book published for many years, he was finally successful in 2012 after Puffin books bought his YA thriller trilogy, Nowhere. The first first two books in the series, Nowhere and Anywhere, were released in 2013 and July 2014, with the third due the summer of next year.

Nowhere was shortlisted for the Bolton & Calderdale children’s fiction award in 2014, and won the latter. It was described by the popular science fiction magazine, Starburst, as “a well-paced thriller, confidently plotted and wonderfully controlled”.


‘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 . . . ?


‘We’re miles from anywhere, and we don’t have a clue where we’re going’

Deep in a snow-covered forest Alyn, Jes, Ryan and Elsa have escaped from prison. Now they’re being hunted.

They quickly realise they have a special talent – they can control the world around them.

Now they must use this skill to stop themselves falling into greater danger. But can they master it before their deadly enemies close in – for good?

This gripping sequel will leave you clamouring for the next instalment.

Brilliant. One of the best courses I’ve ever been on. Highly recommended.