Publisher: Orion Children's Books

Publication date: 01/07/2013

ISBN: 9781780620312

Formats available:
Paperback, eBook

Ketchup Clouds


Fourteen-year-old Zoe has a dark and terrible secret that she dare not confess to anyone. But one day she hears of a criminal on death row who knows all about secrets. And lies. And betrayal. Desperate to confide in someone, Zoe picks up a pen.

These are the letters that she wrote.

Winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2013

Powerful and utterly original

The Sun

A vivid and rewarding portrait of passion and betrayal, captured in authentic teenage tones

The Daily Mail

Pitcher's tale of troubled family life is deftly done ... A moving and ultimately highly compassionate tale. To be human is to err, after all

The Daily Telegraph

This is a suspenseful mystery and a moving tale of first love, handled with humour

The Sunday Times

It's a pitch-perfect novel, a whirlwind of warmth, humour and grief, where the lovely little details of family life give this dramatic tale a solid sense of reality

Marie Claire

Ketchup Clouds is edgy and poised. With twists and turns, it's hard to put down and makes the perfect follow up to Pitcher's sensational debut