"Ever known someone who you just don’t like, and who doesn’t like you? Well, that’s the two Emilys. But Deadly Emily is hiding a secret, and when Emily finds out more about her rival, they both end up in real danger." Deadly Emily is the story of Emily Smith. Her family has broken up and her mum has taken her and her brother to the village of Brilby to stay with their gran. The village is boring after the big city, but Emily’s problems really start when she discovers that another Emily Smith lives in Brilby. They get off to a bad start and become enemies. However, when she starts to find out more about Deadly Emily, she starts to realise why she is the way she is. This book deals with real issues: family break - up, bullying, friendships, abuse etc.