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Publisher's Summary

Daniel is a 16-year-old drug dealer and he’s going to jail. Then, suddenly, he’s not. A courtroom intervention. A long car ride to a big country house. Other 'gifted delinquents.’ The elusive, devastating Rachel, and Alex, so tightly wound he seems about to shatter. So where are they?

It’s not a school, despite the 'lessons’ with the headsets and changing images. It’s not a psych unit - not if the absence of medication means anything. It’s not a jail, because Daniel’s free to leave. Or that’s what they tell him. 

He knows he and the others are part of an experiment. But he doesn’t know who’s running it or what they’re trying to prove. And he has no idea what they’re doing to him.

©2019 Sarah Hopkins (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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“Energetic and compelling...a joy to read." (Christos Tsiolkas) 

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This story different to what I normally listen to. Was unsure about this but found I couldnt put it down as there was something about it. So have to say I was enjoying it. Only thing I didnt like was the course laugage at tome. loved the narration.

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Is it an institution or just a people experiment?

This story was outside my usual genre but had me intrigued. Are there really people who play with the lives of others under the guise of keeping them out of prison and 'studying' their behavior. Its a well written tale that kept me thinking forever.

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I gave up listening to this after a couple of hours - really tried to hang in there but very slow going and I just couldn’t do it!! Sounded like it would be good but alas I found it dull and boring.

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Not great. A journey to nowhere

The Colombian lady was singing in Portuguese when Colombians speak Spanish. Just one of the many minor points that made this hard to listen to.

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