As a teenager, Jack Heath spent his weekends making short films with his brother and their friends. Jack sometimes wrote the scripts, sometimes directed, often composed the soundtracks, and was once even a stunt driver. The films were dreadful. Luckily, Jack discovered books, which are much safer to make and don’t require a special effects budget. He is now the award-winning author of more than thirty action-packed novels for young people, which have been translated into eight languages. He lives on Ngunnawal Country in Canberra, Australia.
Imagine you couldn’t keep a secret, even if your life was at stake. Jack’s ‘LIARS’ series makes this fear a reality, when a phone app called Truth goes viral and beeps whenever someone lies.
Its teenage creator, Jarli, becomes famous overnight. But being a celebrity can be dangerous—especially when you've just exposed the deepest, darkest secrets of a network of criminals, led by the mysterious Viper.
Attempts on Jarli’s life start as early as the first chapter of the first book. And with each book, the stakes are raised, and the danger intensifies. With a cliffhanger at the end of every book, readers aged 10+ won’t be able to rest until they’ve finished the whole series and learned the true identity of Viper.
The danger continues with Jack Heath’s bestselling, award-winning ‘Minutes of Danger’ series.
Daniel crawls into a waste crusher after a building collapse—and then it gets switched on. Milla is covered with radioactive waste and her hazard suit is running out of air. Kelsey has infiltrated a top-secret science lab where a giant remote-control crocodile is being prepared to attack the city. And Ashling is watching a history-making science experiment—but it’s about to go horribly wrong . . .
Each book in this adrenaline-charged series contains 10 stories, 10 dangerous situations and 10 brave kids. Each story is its own adrenalin-charged episode that most 10 year olds will be able to read in just one sitting. Based on average reading time, that’s 20 minutes a story for 200 Minutes of Danger, 30 Minutes for 300 Minutes of Danger and so on.
Reluctant readers will find these action-packed, bite-sized tales easy to start and impossible to put down!