Secrets, mystery and bravery meet in this bestselling, gripping historical adventure, from critically-acclaimed Ann-Marie Howell.
Clara has been sent to stay with her aunt and uncle while England is at war. But when she reaches their cottage on an enormous country estate, Clara is plunged into a tangle of secrets... A dark, locked room, a scheming thief, and a mysterious boy who only appears at night.
Clara has a secret of her own too - a terrible one about her brother, fighting in the war. And as the secrets turn to danger, Clara must find the courage to save herself, and those around her...
'Fans of Emma Carroll will adore this historical tale of derring-do and righted wrongs' The Times, Children's Book of the Week
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After completing a BA and MA at the University of Manchester, A.M Howell now writes policy documents for local government. In 2015, she was one of 15 writers selected to take part in the Curtis Brown Creative Writing for Children Course, tutored by children's author Catherine Johnson. A.M. Howell lives in Suffolk with her husband and two sons. Her debut noveMore about A.M. Howell