“Played”, the debut novel by UK-based YA novellist Jessica McWilliams, has been released by Copyhouse Press Ltd in paperback and ebook formats.
The novel is a fast paced, exhilarating, two-person account of a young couple torn apart by deceit, betrayal and corruption. Join Claire and Aiden on their heart-breaking journey as they endeavour to find their way back to each other’s arms.
Aiden’s life is thrown into turmoil when his girlfriend, Claire, is kidnapped by Andrew, her long-term stalker. Struggling to deal with his inability to save her, Aiden turns to his music and writes her a song.
Aiden’s success-driven father, on overhearing Aiden’s song, uploads it to the internet, unleashing a ‘Find Claire’ campaign, which soon goes viral, capturing the heart of the nation. Initially furious with his father, Aiden comes to embrace the idea that his new-found fame might just get his girl back home to him. Will the young lovers ever escape their predicament, or will the campaign put Claire in even more danger…
Jessica McWilliams has devoted herself to creative writing from a young age. She
practiced her craft during her studies in Media Production at Northumbria University, where she graduated with a 2:1. She currently lives in Northumberland on the North Coast. “Played” is Jessica’s debut novel. She is currently working on her second, and also plans to write for Film and Television.