This is a brilliant thriller ghost story by a new name in teenage fiction. When Daniel Lever is dragged to Leisure World Holiday Complex for some "time away" with his depressed dad, his expectations are low. Daniel is overweight, he hates sport, and his father has brought along his beloved tomato plant. But soon Daniel spots a girl swimming in the fake lake. Lexi is elegant and smart, but very mysterious. Why are her bruises getting worse each time she and Daniel meet? And is her watch really ticking backwards? A dark figure stalks the pair, and as British summer time approaches, Daniel has to act quickly. Their souls depend on it.
"There's a subtle magic to Hogan's prose." (Independent on Sunday) "Ed's voice is utterly distinctive: strong, emotive, haunting. His powers of observation seem almost supernatural." (Hilary Mantel)"
Edward Hogan was born in Derby in 1980 and now lives in Brighton. He is a gradulate of the MA Creative Writing course at UEA. His first novel, Blackmoor, won the Desmond Elliot Prize and was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award and the Dylan Thomas Prize. Daylight Saving is his first book for teenagers.