About the Book

Readers adore Blackbird:

‘An unputdownable and suspenseful read'

‘A beautifully written, heartbreaking story'

‘A quick paced thriller with an unusual setting. This book will stay with me for a long time!'


Olivia disappeared the night the blackbird died.

It was New Year's Eve, the night that dead blackbirds descended, hours before Alex McCarthy's sister Olivia vanished from a party.

Committed to finding out what happened to her sister, in their isolated Orkney village, Alex knows that dishevelled – sometimes intoxicated – Detective Inspector Birkens is her best shot.

Yet as they uncover the secrets behind Olivia's last night, Alex starts to discover things she may have been better off not knowing…

Perfect for fans of One of Us is Lying, A Good Girl's Guide to Murder and Riverdale.


Praise for N. D. Gomes:

‘Gripping' Pretty Little Memoirs

‘So beautifully written' Goodreads reviewer

‘Truly thought provoking' Bibliowormed

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780008184889
  • ISBN 10: 0008184887
  • Imprint: HQ Young Adult - GB
  • On Sale: 20/11/2017
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price: 19.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: Fiction & related items / General


N.D. Gomes graduated from the University of Stirling with a BA in Media & journalism Studies, and went on to receive her Master's degree in Education in the U.S. She currently works in a public school system to increase educational opportunities for students with special needs. She divides her time between the US and Scotland, but hopes to spend more time at her cottage in Hay-on-Wye in Wales.

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