- WINNER Branford Boase Award 2003 (for Martyn Pig)
- WINNER North-East Book Award 2004 (for Lucas)
- WINNER Carnegie Medal 2014
ABUSE | RELIGION | THRILLER
- iBoy (Penguin Books 2010) When Tom’s friend Lucy is raped, an i-phone gets stuck in his head. Suddenly Tom turns into a superhero who can take revenge.
- DUNCAN, Lois: I Know What You Did Last Summer (Little Brown 1973) four friends try to conceal a shocking secret.
- STRASSER, Todd: Wish you were dead (Egmont 2009) first of thrillogy.
- WYNNE-JONES, Tim: The Boy in the Burning House (Melanie Kroupa Books 2001) Ruth believes her stepfather is a murderer.
- Sleuth (1967) remake 2007; man invites his wife’s lover to play games.
- Urban Legend (1998) college girl thinks that the murders around her campus re-enact urban legends (+sequels).
- BCOBEN, Harlan: Tell No One (Perfection 2002)
- DEAVER, Jeffery: The Devil's Teardrop (BCA 1999)