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Bet Your Life

Bet Your Life

Jess Tennant Mysteries (Volume 2)

Jane Casey

St. Martin's Griffin



Jess Tennant has now been living in a tiny town on the English seaside for three months, and is just beginning to relax and think of it as home after the traumatic events of last summer. But in the small hours of Halloween night, a teenage boy is left for dead by the side of the road. Seb Dawson has a serious head injury and may not survive. Jess might not have liked Seb much, but surely he didn't deserve this. The police don't seem to be taking the attack very seriously, but Jess can't just let it go, and she takes matters into her own hands.

As she investigates, Jess discovers that Seb was involved in some very dangerous games. A secret predator around girls, he would do whatever it took to abuse them, from lying and blackmail to spiking drinks. Could a group of vengeful victims be behind his attack? Or is there someone else with a grudge against Seb, who will stop at nothing to silence him? Jane Casey returns with another edge-of-your-seat mystery in Bet Your Life.


Most people go out for the night and expect to have fun. I hadn't counted on it, and I'd been right.

That was a very tiny consolation.

Surrounded by people laughing and joking and enjoying life, I felt like the saddest,...

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Jane Casey

JANE CASEY was born and raised in Dublin. A graduate of Oxford with a master's of philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin, she lives in London, where she works as an editor. Bet Your Life is her second YA novel.

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St. Martin's Griffin

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