From the bestselling and award-winning A.M. Howell, author of The Garden of Lost Secrets and The House of One Hundred Clocks, comes a brand-new thrilling historical mystery of stolen treasure, friendship and deep courage set in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War.
Ruth has been whisked off to the lonely Rook Farm to investigate the discovery of long-buried treasure with her mother. But at the farmhouse, she finds secrets lurk around every corner. Joe, the farmer’s son, is hiding something about the treasure, while land girl Audrey watches their every move.
But before Ruth can find out more, the treasure is stolen… With a storm coming, Ruth must race to uncover the secrets of the treasure keepers before all of their lives are changed forever.
Praise for A.M. Howell
WINNER OF THE MAL PEET CHILDREN’S AWARD
WINNER OF THE EAST ANGLIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR
A SUNDAY TIMES CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE WEEK
“Howell is a hypnotically readable writer, who keeps the pulse racing, while allowing every character slowly to unravel.” The Telegraph
“Gripping plot as well as authentic historical detail.” The Daily Mail
“Fans of Emma Carroll will adore this historical tale of derring-do and righted wrongs.” The Times
“Atmospheric, full of period detail, and most importantly, thrilling.” The i