If you’re on the hunt for a dark new delight, we’ve got the perfect new offering by bestselling author Kathryn Foxfield: It’s Behind You is published today by Scholastic UK!

Dubbed a cross between Most Haunted and I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, this book explores the most sinister depths of reality TV. In this gripping new read, five young contestants battle a host of terrifying obstacles in order to claim the crown – but what will they lose in the process?

Welcome to the reality game show that’ll scare you to death! Have you got what it takes to last the night?

Five contestants must sit tight through the night in dark and dangerous Umber Gorge caves, haunted by a ghost called the Puckered Maiden. But is it the malevolent spirit they should fear… or each other?

As the production crew ramps up the frights, secrets start to be revealed… these teenagers have hidden motives for taking part in It’s Behind You! and could some of them be… murder?

Kathryn’s sophomore title follows her wildly successful debut, Good Girls Die First (Scholastic UK), which received endless praise last year for its heart-racing pace and original voice, and was the country’s best-selling YA debut of 2020. Kathryn has since been shortlisted for the Write Mentor Novel Award, and her writing was dubbed “Stephen King-esque” by The Irish Times; she also landed a fantastic two-book US deal with Sourcebooks.

Kathryn has been having loads of fun online in the countdown to the book’s launch, giving her eager fans hints of what to come. If you need any more reason to grab a copy immediately, have a look at this summary from the author herself:


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.

We’re so pleased to welcome another one of Kathryn’s incredible works into the world, and we’re certain readers will be as obsessed with it as we are!