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Accent Press have acquired Natalie Flynn’s debut novel THE DEEPEST CUT from Hannah Sheppard at the DHH Literary Agency.

Adam finds himself under the care of a therapist at a local mental health facility when he’s unable to cope with the death of his best friend. Blaming himself for what happened, Adam is unable to talk and has to resort to writing about the events in a notebook. As he details the weeks leading to Jake’s murder the true heartbreak of who is actually responsible for his death is revealed.

Rebecca Lloyd of Accent says:

‘Natalie Flynn’s debut novel, which has grown out of an already successful play on the same subject, tackles the devastating emotional fall-out from knife crime on a group of young people, and one teenage boy in particular. The Accent YA editor squad – a group of keen young readers who check out advance material – were clamouring to read more, drawn in to this difficult subject by the absolute authenticity of the writing and the compelling narrator’s voice. We are hugely excited to have Natalie as part of our new YA list.’

Natalie Flynn says:

‘Accent’s enthusiasm for YA fiction and dedication to working closely with young people as a part of their editor squad is admirable. I’m thrilled and honoured for THE DEEPEST CUT to be published as a part of their new YA list next year.’

Publication is planned for May 2016.


Follow Natalie on twitter: @natwritesstuff

Follow Hannah on twitter: @YA_books