Out of Control

About the Book by Sarah Alderson

When 17-year old Liva witnesses a brutal murder she’s taken into police custody for her own protection. But when bullets start flying, it becomes clear that Liva is not just a witness, she’s a target.


Together with a car thief called Jay, Liva manages to escape the massacre – but now the two of them are alone in New York, trying to outrun two killers who will stop at nothing to find them.

When you live on the edge, there’s a long way to fall.

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I tell Jay the address and he heads us in the right direction. At least I think he’s heading us in the right direction until he crosses the road and I see he’s making for a subway entrance.

‘Woah,’ I say, grabbing his arm. ‘I thought you said we didn’t have enough money for the subway.’

‘We don’t. But I’m not walking five hundred blocks.’

‘It’s not that far.’

‘It’s not that near either. If I’d have known your dad lived in Trump Tower I would never have agreed to walk. I thought you knew where we were going and that it was within walking distance. Unless it’s escaped your attention Manhattan is BIG.’

‘He doesn’t live in Trump Tower.’

‘Close enough.’

‘How are we going to get on the subway? We don’t have any money.’

‘Trust me,’ he says with a touch of impatience.

‘Stop asking me to do that,’ I say, equally as impatiently.

We glare at each other for a second before a smile starts to curve his bottom lip, though it doesn’t quite reach his eyes. ‘Then at least stop doubting me,’ he says.

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About the Author

Sarah is the author of Hunting Lila (winner of the Kingston Book Award), Losing Lila, Fated, The Sound, Out of Control and Conspiracy Girl (all Simon & Schuster).

Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah quit her job in the nonprofit sector in 2009 and took off on a round the Sarah Alderson Photoworld trip with her husband and daughter on a mission to find a new place to call home (a journey that was documented on this blog and which is shortly to be published as a book).

After almost a year spent travelling the world, they settled in Bali where they lived for five beautiful years before the vagabonding urge became too great and they decided to embark on Can We Live Here part two. They are currently located somewhere between India, London, Canada and the US.

As well as writing young adult novels and screenplays, Sarah also writes adult fiction for Pan Macmillan (Simon & Schuster in the US) under the name Mila Gray.

Her first adult novel, Come Back to Me, was published in June 2014. The second, This is One Moment, will be out in August 2015.

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15 Responses to Out of Control

  1. Mai T.

    When did you first, without hesitation, call yourself a writer?

  2. Rita Wray

    Sounds great, I can’t wait to read it.

  3. Patrick Siu

    I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  4. Eva Millien

    Enjoyed the excerpt! Thanks for sharing, sounds like a really good book.

  5. Trix

    I like the excerpt!

  6. Betty W

    I so enjoyed the excerpt~thank you for sharing!

  7. lanie

    thank you

  8. Betty W

    Talk about suspense! This will be a real page turner, stay up til the wee hours book! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Victoria

    Great excerpt – thanks for sharing!!

  10. Betty W

    Thank you for a glimpse into an exceptional book! It’s on my must-read list!

  11. krystel

    this sounds like a very interesting book

  12. Alexandra A

    So excited to read it! 🙂

  13. rose

    I look forward to reading your travel book.

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