The fast-paced action of Blood Ties takes place in London, Scotland and Washington DC.
Blood Ties is an exciting thriller raising issues about cloning and identity, with a compulsive and high-speed plot by Sophie McKenzie.
When Theo discovers the father he thought had died when he was a baby is still alive, he's determined to find him. The clues lead him to the lonely Rachel, who has problems of her own, including parents who compare her unfavourably to her long-dead sister.
But when Rachel and Theo are attacked by men from RAGE- the Righteous Army against Genetic Engineering- at Rachel's school disco, they are rescued by strangers and taken to meet a mysterious figure. There, they both make some startling discoveries about their identities, which will affect their past, present and future in dramatic and life-altering ways...
Sophie McKenzie was born and brought up in London, where she still lives with her son. She has worked as a journalist and an editor and goes boxing training in her spare time. Her debut novel Girl, Missing was winner of the Richard and Judy Best Kids' Books 2007 12+ Fluent category, The Red House Book Award 2007 for Older Readers and the Bolton Book Award 2007. Blood Ties is her fourth novel for Simon and Schuster.
Simon and Schuster Australia
Author: Sophie McKenzie