Joanna Rees, aka Josie Lloyd and Jo Rees, is a bestselling writer of numerous, including rom-coms, blockbusters and big-hearted adventures such as Come Together, Platinum and A Twist of Fate. Joanna regularly teaches creative writing in schools and libraries and runs a successful novel-editing business. She also records regularly for Radio Gorgeous. Based in Brighton, Joanna is married to the author Emlyn Rees with whom she has three daughters. They have co-written seven novels, including the Sunday Times number one bestseller Come Together, which was translated into twenty-seven languages and made into a film. They have written three bestselling parodies of their favourite children's books, including We're Going On A Bar Hunt and The Teenager Who Came To Tea, as well as a light-hearted activity book encouraging people to stop being addicted to their technology called Switch It Off.
1989When happy-go-lucky fifteen-year-old Leila is exiled from her exotic home on Lace Island to a cold English boarding school, it is just the beginning of her woes. Feeling that she's just too foreign to ever fit in, she's desperate to get back to her family and friends. But in her absence, her paradise island has changed beyond all recognition and the life she once loved is now just a memory. Worse still, everyone and everything she loves is now in terrible danger.
From the author of A Twist of Fate and The Key to it All comes this glamorous, epic saga.