FIVE SURVIVE is a US-based YA thriller set in real-time, as 6 friends travel across the states in an RV for Spring Break. And yes, you guessed it … only five survive. Have you been watching YELLOWJACKETS? It will be published in US by Delacorte Press in November 2022; UK rights are with Farshore at Harper Collins, with a publication date to be announced soon.
FIVE SURVIVE begins at 10:00 p.m. It follows a group of six friends as they travel across the states in an RV for Spring Break. But when one of their tires blows out on a remote, dirt road, the group soon realize that there is a sniper out there in the dark, shooting at them. They are trapped. A game of cat-and-mouse plays out across eight hours as the group desperately tries to escape, and to figure out which one of them is the target. Buried secrets are forced to light in the cramped, claustrophobic setting of the RV, and tensions within the group will reach deadly levels. Not all of them will survive the night.
Holly Jackson’s first novel, A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder, has become the UK’s bestselling YA and children’s debut of 2019 and is a #1 New York Times bestseller. It has won the National Book Award for Children’s Book of the Year in 2020, Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year, longlisted for the Branford Boase, and was a Waterstones Paperback of the Year. It was an Observer Book of the Year and WH Smith Thumping Good Read. It was published in the UK and in the US and has been translated in many other languages around the world. An adaptation has recently been green-lit and is being produced by Moonage Pictures. Holly is represented by Sam Copeland at RCW Literary Agency.