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Fiction Ages 12+
Pages: 168
Themes: twins, gambling, addiction, crime, teen romance
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 14/Jul/2020
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Ester "Essie" Tomasi is a genius. She got an early entrance scholarship to university and at eighteen years old is already in her second year of pre-med. But Essie also struggles with a dark secret: she has a serious gambling problem. She is falling deeper and deeper into debt, struggling to keep up with her heavy course load and unable to make even the simplest of decisions without flipping a coin.

But when Essie makes a bet that she can’t cover, it’s her identical twin sister, Aggie, who comes to the rescue, making a dangerous deal with the gangsters holding Essie’s latest bet. Essie must find her way out of this mess or risk losing everything she’s ever cared about.

Orca Book Publishers is proud to offer this early ebook edition as part of our new Digital First initiative, with the release of the print edition to follow.

Kirkus Reviews
“The story moves along at a thrilling clip, sure to maintain readers' attention. A royal flush of a read for reluctant readers.”
School Library Journal
“These engaging, fast-paced books...depict difficult topics with sensitivity.”