Young Adult

Don't Turn Around


Now Available in Paperback!

Book 1 in the PERSEF0NE trilogy

Sixteen-year-old Noa has been a victim of the system ever since her parents died. Now living off the grid and trusting no one, she uses her computer-hacking skills to stay safely anonymous and alone. But when she wakes up on a table in an empty warehouse with an IV in her arm and no memory of how she got there, Noa starts to wish she had someone on her side.

Enter Peter Gregory. A rich kid and the leader of a hacker alliance, Peter needs people with Noa's talents on his team. Especially after a shady corporation threatens his life. But what Noa and Peter don't realize is that Noa holds the key to a terrible secret, and there are those who'd stop at nothing to silence her for good.

Filled with action, suspense, and romance, this first book in a new trilogy offers readers nonstop thrills.

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Don't Turn Around


"Adult author Gagnon's YA debut is a pulse-pounding scary-great read. The strong characters and dystopian day-after-tomorrow setting will have teens begging for more. The slightly open end leaving the possibility (but not necessity) of a sequel will rankle some; others will just breathlessly smile. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for preteens and teens, a surefire hit."
—Kirkus Reviews

"A tight, well-written thriller from a best-selling adult writer. The action and the developments come fast and furious all the way to the end."
—School Library Journal (starred review)

"The teens come across as authentic young adults and deftly walk the fine line between teenage hard-headedness and being appropriately sympathetic. There is a certain amount of computer jargon but it never slows the action, and everything is reasonably explained. The ending is left open for a possible sequel, which will surely excite anyone who reads this first installment."
—School Library Journal (starred review)

"This fast-paced thriller will keep all readers, including adults, on the edge of their seats. This is a must-purchase title, especially for libraries looking for something besides the paranormal. Be prepared to stay up all night reading; the ending can stand alone or support a sequel."

"A fast-paced, rip-roaring thriller for all ages."
—Harlan Coben

"Don't Turn Around is a sophisticated, mind-bending thriller. Michelle Gagnon is a master, and I am now a PER5EF0NE convert. Get me the sequel, now!"
—Katie Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Girls in Trucks and The Magnolia League

Hardcover: 978-0-06-210290-4, Paperback: 978-0062102911, Ebook: 978-0-06-210292-8