Melvin Burgess was born in London and brought up in Surrey and Sussex. He has had a variety of jobs before becoming a full-time writer. Before his first novel, he had short stories published and a play broadcast on Radio 4. He is now regarded as one of the best writers in contemporary children's literature, having won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize for his acclaimed novel Junk.
The Lost Witch
(Hardback) - 26-01-2020
SynopsisBea has started to hear and see things that no one else can - creatures, voices, visions. Then strangers visit Bea's home to warn her she is being hunted. Who can Bea trust: these peculiar visitors who call themselves witches? Or Lars, the mysterious boy she meets at the skate park? Or even the doctors on the mental health ward where she is going to be placed?
Soon Bea realises she isn't safe, and she must break free - at any cost.