DETAINED: a new YA thriller by Salla Simukka

The long wait is over! Salla Simukka – the author of the world-wide bestseller Snow White trilogy – has written a new YA thriller: DETAINED. The novel will be published in Finland in June 2020 by Tammi Publishers.

Nobody should be punished for crimes they didn’t commit. What about crimes they were going to commit in the future?
#thriller #teenagers #nearfuture #dystopia #YA #LGBTQIA

Fifty teenagers are brought to a fully automated prison with no guards or other staff, where behaviour and punishments are monitored and executed remotely. Each one of the teenagers has been predicted to commit a crime at some point in their future.

This is their last chance. They need to be able to find out what their future crime is, confess it, and show remorse. If they do, they will get released. If they fail to confess their crimes before the age of eighteen, they will remain in prison to serve their full sentence.

In Detained Simukka continues to address the themes that her previous books have been praised for, such as sexual identity, trust, and friendship.

 

FINLAND: Tammi (orig.)

June 2020, 200 pp.

Salla Simukka


Salla Simukka is the author of the international success story The Snow White Trilogy: rights are sold in 52 territories and in Hollywood. She has written several novels for young readers and her accolades include the Topelius Prize 2013 and the Finland Prize 2013.

Previously Simukka has written book reviews for the newspapers, translated all kinds of texts into Finnish, worked an editor at a literary magazine and as a screenwriter for a popular TV show for young audiences. These days she writes books for young adults and children, and travels the world talking about them.

Bibliography


Salla Simukka

In the Dark I Can Be Yours

2021, Young Adult (13 or 14+)


Salla Simukka

Detained

2020, Young Adult (13 or 14+)


Salla Simukka

Turn off the Lights! Turn on the Lights!

2018, Young Adult (13 or 14+)


Salla Simukka

Sisterland

2016, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)


Salla Simukka

As Black as Ebony

2014, Young Adult (13 or 14+)


Salla Simukka

As Red as Blood

2013, Young Adult (13 or 14+)


Salla Simukka

As White as Snow

2013, Young Adult (13 or 14+)


Salla Simukka

Elsewhere

2012, Young Adult (13 or 14+)


Salla Simukka

Without a trace

2012, Young Adult (13 or 14+)

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