About the book
A murder story with a devilish twist
Nick wants a cell phone so he can talk to his girlfriend, Jen, after school, but he doesn’t have a lot of money. The used phone he buys seems like a bargain, until the phone calls begin—strangers calling night and day, some begging for help, others making demands. Nick wants to get rid of the phone, but something prevents him, and, soon he finds himself committing crimes—stealing, conning . . .and killing.
Fans of William Sleator’s The Boy Who Couldn’t Die will enjoy this equally diabolical thriller.
About the author
With more than thirty years of award-winning writing, William Sleator is considered a master of science fiction and thrillers for middle-grade readers and young adults. R.L. Stine calls Sleator “one of my favorite young adult writers,” and Publishers Weekly says of his work “[this is] the best that science fiction can offer.” Sleator divides his time between homes in Boston, Massachusetts, and rural Thailand.