Released on 04 March 2014.

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In The Finisher, bestselling author David Baldacci's first young adult adventure, a young girl is faced with an enormous mystery that could change her world completely.

Welcome to Wormwood: a place where curiosity is discouraged and no one has ever left.

Until one girl, Vega Jane, discovers a map that suggests a mysterious world beyond the walls. A world with possibilities and creatures beyond her imagining.

But she will be forced to fight for her freedom. And unravelling the truth may cost Vega her life.

Wrapped in magic and mystery, The Finisher is the start of an enthralling series for young adult readers from the Sunday Times bestselling author, as you've never seen him before.

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A book that begins with a map shows great promise in my mind.
The School Librarian
This extraordinary book pulls you in and blows your mind. It's fast-paced and you won't be able to put it down. This book is full of suspense, cliffhangers and thrilling moments!... It's definitely my new favourite book.
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