Chris Speyer’s Fast-Paced Thriller Takes Readers into the Depths of a Mystery behind a Tragedy

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New book "FOREST OF LIES" follows the story of city kid Mark who is forced to find courage and rebel against tyranny when he is caught up in his friend’s struggle to rescue young refugees.

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It is 2030 and the world has changed. London is a closed city and the rest of the world is in a state of disorder. The United Nations no longer exists and every country is left to fend for itself.

FOREST OF LIES”, a fast-paced thriller for young teens written by author Chris Speyer, is set in a world where governments employ draconian laws to control the social upheaval brought about by climate change. Sea levels have risen, forcing whole populations to move. It follows the story of Mark, a well-off city kid who is forced to overcome his prejudices and to find courage he did not know he possessed when he becomes caught up in his friend Ashanti’s struggle to rescue young refugees from a brutal concentration camp.

His Aunt Megan’s farm is confiscated and the lives of the young climate refugees she is protecting are plunged into danger. To undo the damage, Mark must find Ashanti, and together, they must face the ruthless officers of FIST–The Force for Internal Security and Terrorism, the national defense agency of Great Britain. Will he be able to find Ashanti and the real perpetrators behind the catastrophic events?

“FOREST OF LIES” is a gripping adventure story filled with plenty of twists and turns set in a shockingly believable near-future. It has all the excitement of a good thriller and is sure to become a blockbuster hit

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About the Author

Chris Speyer was born in China and grew up in Sydney, where he trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Art before moving to England. Speyer has worked as a theatre designer, director and playwright. His many plays and musicals have been performed all over the UK by theatres and touring theatre companies. Speyer’s first novel for young people, “DEVIL’S ROCK”, was published by Bloomsbury in 2009.

Publication Date: September 6, 2013
Trade Paperback; £13.99; 293 pages; 978-1-4836-7728-6
Trade Hardback; £23.99; 293 pages; 978-1-4836-7729-3
Ebook; £3.99; 978-1-4836-7730-9

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