The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight

By Jenny Valentine

Two boys. One identity. He can change his life if he says yes…

An explosive new mystery from the award-winning author Jenny Valentine, The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight is the story of a boy who assumes the identity of a missing teenager and in-so-doing unearths a series of shattering family secrets – and the truth about who he really is.

With all the classic hallmarks of a Jenny novel – a fantastically strong, sensitive and memorable first person narration; themes of loss and betrayal, family secrets and personal identity; truly quality writing that is ‘literary’ but never inaccessbile or pretentious, this is the thrilling new novel from the author of Finding Violet Park.

Format: ebook
Ageband: from 13
Release Date: 29 Sep 2013
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-748930-5
Jenny Valentine is an award-winning writer for Young Adults. Her first novel Finding Violet Park won the Guardian prize in 2007 and since then she has written six more, including Broken Soup and Fire Colour One, as well as Iggy and Me, a series for younger children. Her work has been published in 19 countries and Hello Now, her latest YA novel, was published in the UK and US in April 2020. In 2017 she was the Hay Festival International Fellow, spending the year meeting and learning from teenagers all over the world. She works to empower and give a voice to young people. She lives all over the place and has two daughters.

Praise for Jenny Valentine: -

”'Valentine has the essential storyteller's gift of making you want to read on - and to know more even after the book is finished.” - Guardian

”'The award-winning Valentine has a keen eye for the idiosyncrasies of young children, and the rhythms of family life.” - The Bookseller

”'[Valentine] has a wonderful ability to take readers right into the hearts and souls of her central characters, and reading her is always a truly vicarious experience.” - The Bookbag

Praise for The Double Life of Cassiel Roadnight: -

”'Trust and treachery blend into a suspenseful, satisfying story about the choices that we make.” - The Times

”'I had high hopes of this one [and] I wasn't disappointed. As a thriller, it works wonderfully well.” - The Bookbag

'A contemporary thriller so brilliantly written that for two hours I almost forgot to breathe.' Amanda Craig, The Times -

”'A compulsive thriller.” - Guardian

'An enthralling variation of the 'Who am I' theme.' Irish Times -