White Rabbit, Red Wolf

By Tom Pollock

Sometimes, courage is just knowing what you're more afraid of.

A taut thriller about murder, maths and the mind. Peter Blankman is afraid of everything but must confront truly unimaginable terror when his mother is attacked. Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a maths prodigy. He also suffers from severe panic attacks. Afraid of everything, he finds solace in the orderly and logical world of mathematics and in the love of his family: his scientist mum and his tough twin sister Bel, as well as Ingrid, his only friend. However, when his mother is found stabbed before an award ceremony and his sister is nowhere to be found, Pete is dragged into a world of espionage and violence where state and family secrets intertwine. Armed only with his extraordinary analytical skills, Peter may just discover that his biggest weakness is his greatest strength.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 14+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406378177
  • Published: 03 May 2018
  • Price: £7.99
  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 400

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'Dazzling. It's as though Escher and Schrödinger had collaborated on a thriller.' M. R. Carey, author of The Girl With All The Gifts

'White Rabbit, Red Wolf is incredible. My mind is blown. It's thrilling, SO smart and packs an emotional punch. A Beautiful Mind meets The Bourne Identity with complicated and fascinating teenage protagonists. Author Tom Pollock skillfully weaves together mental health, complicated mathematics, murder, and mystery - resulting in a brilliant and unforgettable psychological thriller.' Katherine Webber, author of Wing Jones

'Breathless, smart, twisty and heartfelt! Like a YA Le Carré.' Kim Curran, author of Shift

'Exceptional. It's funny, bleak and emotionally brutal, and had me permanently on the edge of my seat.' Jon Courtenay Grimwood, author of Moskva, The Last Banquet and 9Tail Fox

'A dazzling, dizzying rollercoaster of a novel, about memory and family and other things you can't completely trust. It will twist your brain in the best possible way.' Will Hill, author of After the Fire and The Department 19 series

'Unreliable. Unputdownable. Deeply empathetic. White Rabbit, Red Wolf is a magnificent rollercoaster of a book.' Marieke Nijkamp, author of This Is Where It Ends

'Tom Pollock displays a graceful mastery of both words and numbers in this brainy, unpredictable and truly original thriller.' Samantha Shannon, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Bone Season

'Tense, twisty, breathlessly compulsive and brilliantly unpredictable.' Katherine Woodfine

'“Smart, complex and dizzyingly twisty, expect lots of buzz about this one.”' The Bookseller, One to Watch

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