Skink No Surrender
Publisher: Indigo (Orion Books)
When Malley runs off with a man she met on the internet, her cousin Richard realises she's in big trouble before she does. Then Richard meets Skink, a crazy one eyed drifter bent on restoring justice in his own unique way. Before long, they are both off on a madcap adventure through the state of Florida, stopping at nothing until they find Malley to bring her home.
This is a brilliant and utterly gripping adventure, featuring an unusual, endearing and very funny hero in Skink. A tense thriller full of plot twists and laugh out loud humour.