Nicci is the author of Follow Me Back, as well as two novels for adults: Someday Find Me (Fourth Estate, 2012) and Lay Me Down (Vintage, 2015). She is also the co-producer of literary salon Speakeasy, where she often hosts YA events. She was born in Cambridgeshire in 1986 and, before writing novels, she was in charge of permissions at Faber, where she negotiated with people who wanted to put Plath on stamps or translate Eliot into Pirate. Since becoming a writer, she has also worked as an elf, a waitress in a cocktail bar, and a nanny. She lives and writes in London.
Follow Me Back: There was no sign of a struggle, they whisper to each other. She took her phone but left her laptop behind. Apparently, she’d met someone online, they write to each other in class, phones buzzing. She ran away. She was taken. The first time Aiden Kendrick hears about Lizzie Summersall’s disappearance is when the police appear at his front door. He and Lizzie used to be friends; they aren’t anymore. And when Aiden finds out that Lizzie had been talking to strangers on Facebook; that the police think she went to meet one of them, he begins to wonder how well he ever really knew her, and Aiden doesn’t know it yet, but with Lizzie’s disappearance his life is about to take a twisted and desperate turn.