After months of bullying and romantic heartbreak, seventeen-year-old Aidan Flood feels just about ready to end it all.
But when he wakes up one morning to find that local beauty and town sweetheart Slaine McAuley has actually done just that, he discovers a new sense of purpose and becomes determined to find out what happened to her.
The town is happy to put it down to suicide, but one night Aidan gets a message, scratched in ice on his bedroom window: 'I didn't kill myself.' Who is contacting him? And if Slaine didn't end her own life ...who did?
About the Author
Darragh McManus is an author, journalist, playwright and screenwriter. Shiver the Whole Night Throughis his first Young Adult book, but he has previously published two adult crime novels: Even Flow (2012) and noir-style mystery The Polka Dot Dot Girl (2013). For more than a decade Darragh has written reviews, features and opinion columns for several papers, including the Irish Independent, Sunday Times and Guardian. Several short stories have appeared in literary journals across Ireland, the UK and US, and he's also written a play, which will be recorded for radio broadcast this year. Darragh lives in the west of Ireland and is currently working on some new YA stories.
Dark and eerie, this is the perfect noir read. * Woman's Way *
I'm no young adult, but really enjoyed this. It's full of tension and intrigue, and grips from the word go. It cleverly combines the supernatural with important teenage themes. Aidan is a good hero: cool, bright, real. You don't want to stop reading. It'd be no surprise if this becomes a series - I hope so. * Irish News *
A thrilling murder mystery with a supernatural edge... Aidan is intelligent, witty and relatable. As a standalone novel it works perfectly well but that's not to say I don't want more - there's a lot more to come in Aidan and Slaine's story. * Requiem for Readers *
A captivatingly dark read, which is impossible to put down. * Image *