Fourteen-year-old twins Minty and Jess share a special bond; they are inseparable despite the occasional falling out. But, one fateful day while walking the dogs by the sea, the girls argue and the last thing Jess says to Minty is ‘drop dead’. How could she know what was to follow? When Minty tries to save their dog from drowning those words come back to haunt Jess as their sisterly bond is shattered.

‘A compelling and ultimately heart-warming story’ – The Book Trust

‘A haunting, eerie and beautiful read that will resonate with you for days after you read it.’ – The Scottish Book Trust


Christina Banach is a former head teacher who lives in Scotland with her husband and two rescue dogs. Her young adult novel, Minty, was published by Three Hares Publishing and has been described as The Lovely Bones meets Ghost. It was a Scottish Book Trust Teens’ Book of the Month, has been nominated for a CYBILS award and shortlisted for the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award.

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