An unstoppable virus sweeps the world. 17-year-old Kerryl Shaw records its approach and the devastation it causes in her diary. Finally all aound her succumb. Left on her own, it isn't long before the isolation affects her sanity and she begins to lose her grip on reality. She imagines a reader for her diary, and calls him Adam. As the empty days pass, Adam becomes increasingly real to her until he dominates her life and she becomes emotionally obsessed by him. Is he there, or is he a figment of her deluded imagination? It's only in the final pages that we discover the truth in this captivating psychological thriller, which saves its final suprise until a twist at the very end.
Paradise Girl has received a 'Chill With a Book' Readers Award, a Chill Book of the Month Award, and an Indie BRAG Medallion. It was a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Awards.