‘Violent but whip-smart… This thrill-ride will delight and enthral’ – heat magazine
‘Introduces a truly badass heroine to the world of YA’ – Book Riot
A fresh and fiercely unique thriller, Vicious Rumer features one of the most complex and unusual heroines in years. The ruthless and independent Rumer Cross is a snarky survivor whose moving story explores notions of identity, family, death and redemption.
RUMER CROSS IS CURSED.
Scraping by working for a dingy London detective agency, she lives in the shadow of her mother, a violent criminal dubbed the ‘Witch Assassin’ whose bloodthirsty rampage terrorised London for over a decade.
Raised by foster families who never understood her and terrified she could one day turn into her mother, Rumer has become detached and self-reliant. But when she’s targeted by a vicious mobster who believes she’s hiding an occult relic, she’s drawn into the very world she’s been fighting to avoid.
Hunted by assassins and haunted by her mother’s dark legacy, Rumer must also confront a terrible truth: that she’s cursed, because no matter what she does, everybody she’s ever grown close to has died screaming…
‘An exhilarating read’ – SFX
‘It’ll keep you up all night’ – Closer
‘Bloody good and at times just plain bloody’ – Teen Librarian
‘Brutal, stylish and relentless’ – Chris Whitaker, author of ALL THE WICKED GIRLS