A world where justice and the fate of those accused of murder is decided by the public, but has moved on from the Roman Gladiator 'thumbs up or thumbs down' public vote, to a public vote by telephone. If you are voted innocent you are set free; if you are voted guilty you are committed to death by electric chair. Those awaiting their sentence reside in ever decreasing cells, getting smaller each day, until Day 7 and Cell 7, where they hear their fate.
Sixteen year old Martha has confessed to killing a famous celebrity. But has she done it? And if not, why has she claimed the murder? Perhaps she wants to show up the flawed and brutal system by sacrificing herself in the hope of a better world....
Kerry Drewery is the author of two highly acclaimed, more literary YA novels: A BRIGHTER FEAR, 2012 (which was Love Reading 4 Kids Book of the Month and shortlisted for the Leeds Book Award) and A DREAM OF LIGHTS, 2013 (which was nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal, awarded Highly Commended at the North East Teen Book Awards and shortlisted for the Hampshire Independent Schools Book Awards). Both were published by HarperCollins in the UK and Callenbach in The Netherlands.
Kerry is active in the YA world - along with fellow YA author Emma Pass she recently organised a hugely successful UKYA Extravaganza at Birmingham Waterstone's, tickets for which sold out in less than 24hrs. Before writing and teaching writing full-time she was a BookStart Co-ordinator for BookTrust. She was a finalist in a BBC ScriptWriting for Children competition and has a first class honours degree in Professional Writing. She lives in Lincolnshire.