We are thrilled that Kathryn Foxfield’s chilling YA debut, Good Girls Die First, is published today with Scholastic.

Mind games. Murder. Mayhem. How far would you go to survive the night?

Blackmail lures sixteen-year-old Ava to the derelict carnival on Portgrave Pier. She is one of ten teenagers, all with secrets they intend to protect whatever the cost. When fog and magic swallow the pier, the group find themselves cut off from the real world and from their morals.

As the teenagers turn on each other, Ava will have to face up to the secret that brought her to the pier and decide how far she’s willing to go to survive.

For fans of Karen McManus’ One of Us is Lying, Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None and films like I Know What You Did Last Summer, Kathryn’s debut is sure to delight and disturb in equal measure.

With the book already having gone to reprint before publication day, and being lauded by reviewers such as Ginger Nuts of Horror as a ‘twisty and very entertaining debut,’ we know it will be a big success. Congratulations, Kathryn!

Kathryn Foxfield is a germ-loving scientist turned writer. She’s the author of a popular science book about tuberculosis but her first love is children’s literature.

She writes young adult and middle grade novels about monsters, magic and mental health. She lives near Oxford with her partner, 4 year old daughter and the world’s clumsiest cat.