By Ellie Marney
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In 1982, two teenagers—serial killer survivor Emma Lewis and US Marshal candidate Travis Bell—are recruited by the FBI to interview convicted juvenile killers and provide insight and advice on cold cases. From the start, Emma and Travis develop a quick friendship, gaining information from juvenile murderers that even the FBI can't crack. But when the team is called in to give advice on an active case—a serial killer who exclusively hunts teenagers—things begin to unravel. Working against the clock, they must turn to one of the country's most notorious incarcerated murderers for help: teenage sociopath Simon Gutmunsson.
Despite Travis's objections, Emma becomes the conduit between Simon and the FBI team. But while Simon seems to be giving them the information they need to save lives, he's an expert manipulator playing a very long game…and he has his sights set on Emma.
Captivating, harrowing, and chilling, None Shall Sleep is an all-too-timely exploration of not only the monsters that live among us but also the monsters that live inside us.
"A YA Silence of the Lambs that blew me away with its daring premise, gripped me with its twists and turns, and kept me up all night until its stunning conclusion. Ellie Marney brings the serial killer thriller to YA with riveting suspense and sizzling style. Don't read this book in the dark!"C.S. Pacat, USA Today bestselling author of Fence
"...The tightly plotted story moves inexorably forward with shocking twists. Vivid, chilling, and important."Kirkus Reviews
"Marney (Circus of Arts) has created a thrilling cat-and-mouse story in this taut, Silence of the Lambs-like thriller.... Marney also skillfully creates engaging and complex characters as well as a budding romance that tenderly juxtaposes the overarching plot."Publishers Weekly
- On Sale
- Sep 28, 2021
- Page Count
- 400 pages
- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
About the Author
Ellie Marney is an author of crime thrillers. Her titles include the New York Times bestselling None Shall Sleep, The Killing Code, White Night, the Every series and the companion novel No Limits, and the Circus Hearts series. Her books are published in ten countries, and have been optioned for television. She’s spent a lifetime researching in mortuaries, talking to autopsy specialists, and asking former spies about how to make explosives from household items, and now she lives quite sedately in southeastern Australia with her family.
From NOVL Nation
“STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW AND PICK UP THIS GLORIOUS BOOK!!!”
– Madison, @spellbindingstories
“This book hits the ground running and never loses speed. I absolutely loved the premise of this story, and the way the story flows and the plot develops so naturally is a treat.”
– Thomas, @city.of.paper.and.ink
“The plot itself is propulsive, and I found myself flying through this story… This book is gritty and really dives deep into the psyche of sociopaths and serial killers. And what an ending!”
– Toya, @thereadingchemist
“I think None Shall Sleep is a stellar psychological thriller, and I’ve already recommended it to so many people. Especially for the YA thriller genre, this is peak literature and one of my new favorites.”
– Alexia, @BookishEnds
“The characters in None Shall Sleep are masterly developed and maintained. The amount of research and thought that Ellie Marney put into these personas is phenomenal. Emma jumps off the page for the reader. Her struggles and thought process absorb you. Simon is chilling and thrilling while also providing a charismatic bait you want to resist. You get nervous as you read the development. You know things will be glorious and terrifying but you can’t look away.”
– Ash, @ashesofabookdragon
“This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite books of all time. Everything from the writing to the characters to the plot development drew me in and refused to let me go. Let’s just say that Ellie Marney has a fan for life, no matter what genre she dives into next.”
– Madison, @spellbindingstories
“Absolutely loved this book! There is going to be a second one and I cannot wait… This might be one of my all time favorite murder/thriller books.”
–Stephanie, Pages & Paw Prints