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Tom Pollock

Biography

Tom Pollock

Tom Pollock, described as “a powerful new imagination” by The Guardian, is the author of four novels and an ambassador for Talklife --- the peer support network for youth mental health where he blogs about his experiences with depression, anxiety and bulimia (blog.talklife.co). Inspired by those experiences, THIS STORY IS A LIE is his first thriller for young adults. He lives and works in London

Tom Pollock

Books by Tom Pollock

by Tom Pollock - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a math genius. He also suffers from devastating panic attacks. Pete gets through each day with the help of his mother --- a famous scientist --- and his beloved twin sister, Bel. But when his mom is nearly assassinated in front of his eyes and Bel disappears, Pete finds himself on the run. Dragged into a world where state and family secrets intertwine, Pete must use his extraordinary analytical skills to find his missing sister and track down the people who attacked his mother. But his greatest battle will be with the enemy inside: the constant terror that threatens to overwhelm him.

by Tom Pollock - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Ever since Beth Bradley found her way into a hidden London, the presence of its ruthless goddess, Mater Viae, has lurked in the background. Now Mater Viae has returned with deadly consequences. As the city sickens, so does Beth --- her essence now part of this secret London. But when it is revealed that Mater Viae's plans for dominion stretch far beyond the borders of the city, Beth must make a choice: flee or sacrifice her city in order to save it.

by Tom Pollock - Dystopian, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror

Following a devastatingly close encounter with a living coil of barbed wire called the Wire Mistress that almost killed her and her best friend Beth, Pen's face is strangely disfigured by dozens of crisscrossing scars, making her an outcast among her peers. The only person who understands her-and the trauma she's experienced-is her mirror sister, Parva, a twin confined to the world of London-Under-Glass. In London-Under-Glass, appearance is everything, and Pen's peculiar scars make her a valuable ally. But some in the reflected city are doing everything they can to prevent Pen from learning the truth about the disappearance of a girl who shares her face.

by Tom Pollock - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

When graffiti artist Beth Bradley runs away from home, she meets Filius who introduces her to the underside of London that she has never seen before. She soon finds herself completely forgetting her old life, but when the world is thrown into upheval she must choose between her new life and the people who need her in the life she left behind.