Before Night Falls
Andy and his friends are lost on the moor and his girlfriend Lucy is found in the morning unconscious and with strange wounds on her neck. They make a nightmarish journey to get her to safety, and their solidarity breaks down as they argue over what might have happened to her. This book is suitable for reluctant readers of 14 plus, with a reading age of eight years. It is printed on cream paper, which is proven to be more restful on the eye. The font is specially designed to encourage a smooth and easy read. There are frequent page breaks, short, headed chapters and illustrations on almost every page. A wide range of specialists, including children themselves, have read and commented on the book prior to publication.
Almost every Keith Gray novel has been shortlisted or won a major award. Creepers and Warehouse have been shortlisted for The Guardian Prize and The Runner won the Smarties Silver Medal in 2002. He lives in Edinburgh.