Born in Brighton to Caribbean parents, living in London, Patrice has been writing since she could...
WINNER of the Waterstones Children's Book Prize for Older Fiction
WINNER of the YA Book Prize
Shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards
Not cool enough, not clever enough, not street enough for anyone to notice me. I was the kid people looked straight through.
NOT ANY MORE. NOT SINCE MR ORANGE.
Sixteen-year-old Marlon has made his mum a promise - he'll never follow his big brother, Andre, down the wrong path.
So far, it's been easy, but when a date ends in tragedy, Marlon finds himself hunted. They're after the mysterious Mr Orange, and they're going to use Marlon to get to him.
Marlon's out of choices - can he become the person he never wanted to be, to protect everyone he loves?