Kevin Brooks

Kevin Brooks was born in 1959 and grew up in Exeter, Devon. After finishing school he moved to London to try and become a rock star, and had many interesting and unusual day jobs – working in a zoo, a crematorium and a post office – before turning his hand to what he does best: writing hard-hitting and utterly compelling teen fiction.

Kevin has written five enormously successful young adult novels for Chicken House: Martyn PigLucas, Kissing the Rain, Candy, and The Road of the Dead.

Kevin now lives in North Yorkshire.


Joe is hooked from the moment he sees Candy.

What is it that catches his eye? Is it her hair, her smile, or just the way she's standing?

When they chat over coffee there's an instant attraction, but can love ever be this sweet?

As the bitter truth about Candy's dangerous world emerges, Joe must decide how much love, hope and a future are worth fighting for.