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"You haven't said a single word since you've been here. Is it on purpose?"


I tried to answer David but I couldn't ... my brain wanted to speak but my throat wouldn't cooperate.

Adam blames himself for his best friend's death. After attempting suicide, he is put in the care of a local mental health facility. There, too traumatized to speak, he begins to write notebooks detailing the events leading up to Jake's murder, trying to understand who is really responsible and cope with how needless it was as a petty argument spiraled out of control and peer pressure took hold.

Sad but unsentimental, this is a moving story of friendship and the aftermath of its destruction.


Praise for The Deepest Cut

"The most authentic YA voice I've read since Melvin Burges' JUNK." Lisa Heathfield, author of Seed & Paper Butterflies. 

"A gripping, emotionally authentic debut about grief, guilt and the tragic reality of knife crime." Love Reading 4 Kids

"Powerful and moving, the characters will stay with me for a long time." Keris Stainton, YA author.

"A great and important book." Chloe Combi, author of Generation Z

"This book, undoubtedly, could help someone make a choice that leads them down a better path." Josephine Boyce, Author of Rebellion

"An honest and brutal look into the effect of peer pressure and the devastating aftermath it can create." Heather Reviews

"Intense, heartfelt and genuine and blew me away from start to finish." I Love Smart Books

"Sucked me in from the beginning, and did not let me go until the very last page." Delightful Book Reviews

"Actually brought me to tears, and it's a rare book which can do that." Book Club Forum

"I was drawn into the world from the very start and the characters stayed with me long after I'd finished reading." Kate Mallinder, YA Author

'The most effective aspect of Flynn s writing, for me, was how she brought Adam and Jake s friendship to life. Their love for each other just radiates off the page. It makes the whole tragedy even more powerful to read about.' Words Are My Craft

The Deepest Cut was chosen by Love Reading for Kids as one of their "Books of the Year" 2016 

In March 2017 it was shortlisted for the Lancashire Book of the Year Awards

In July 2017 it was named The Lancashire Book of the Year 2017

The Deepest Cut was published by Accent YA in May 2016.