I’m very excited to announce that I’ll have not one, but two books out in 2017. The Turnkey has already been released and next up (as AJ Rushby) will be The Fifth Room with Omnibus Books (Scholastic Australia) 1 September. The Fifth Room is a Young Adult medical psychological thriller.Here’s what it’s all about:
When brilliant high-school student Miri is invited to join an international secret society, she leaves everything behind in pursuit of the high-stakes rewards it offers.
In a secret bunker, four selected students are pitted against each other to push the boundaries of medicine using illegal self-experimentation. When Miri discovers her ex-boyfriend there as well, the pair must pretend they don’t know each other, or risk expulsion, or worse.
Miri’s experiment means spending more and more hours awake and alone, and she soon finds that all is not as it seems. Another student is secretly experimenting alongside the others, and suddenly the stakes are much higher, and much more dangerous. Miri is forced to question the true purpose of the society, and who lies behind it.
Gripping and page-turning, The Fifth Room is a psychological thriller where no one is to be trusted. Not even yourself.