Tag, You're Dead

Tag, You're Dead

By Author / Illustrator

Kathryn Foxfield


Suspense & Thrillers

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Paperback / softback




The bestselling author of Good Girls Die First and It's Behind You is back with an entertaining, high-octane and read-in-a-single-sitting new thriller. When teen reality star Anton Frazer unveils his latest stunt - a live-streamed, citywide game of Tag in which the prize is to be one of his live-in acolytes - his fans go wild. The whole world is watching. The contestants are kitted out with body cams, GPS trackers and pressure sensors that, if activated by a competitor, will send them out of the running. They venture into night-time London to hunt each other down. Four contestants in particular have alternative motives for being there, secret reasons to want to win despite the risk: money, revenge, obsession, and fame. And one of them will stop at nothing to be the victor at the end of this adrenaline-and-fear fuelled night... It's The Bachelor meets One of Us is Lying. Perfect for fans of Holly Jackson and Karen McManus. Knife-edge tension and twists you won't see coming...



Tag, You're Dead is Kathryn Foxfield's latest book is another high-energy - and decidedly creepy - thriller. Reality star Anton Frazer has been lying low since a newsworthy death at his home, but desperate for a return to the limelight he launches an audacious city-wide game of tag with the prized position as his accomplice for the winner. Decked with smart technology, a specially selected group of contestants begin a high-octane chase around the city, attempting to outwit the other contestants and stay one-step ahead of Anton's machinations. But a ghost from the past has plans for both Anton and the players and soon a deadly series of events puts everyone in danger; it's no longer about winning, but trying to stay alive.

This is genuinely page-turning fiction and a great concept that's sure to hook YA readers. The multiple narrative lets us inside the heads of the contestants and keeps the action ticking along. Full of tension and twists, readers will be unsure who to trust as the book heads to an explosive conclusion. A gripping read, perfect for those aged 12+ and like Foxfield’s other novels, ideal for devouring in one sitting!

Pages 368 / Reviewed by Clare, school librarian

Suggested Reading Age 14+


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