From the bestselling author of The Garden of Lost Secrets and The House of One Hundred Clocks, A.M. Howell, comes a gripping new adventure filled with buried secrets and dark lies, set against the evocative backdrop of the Edwardian era.
As the blazing Halley's comet draws close to the earth, Nancy is uprooted to start a new life in Suffolk with a grandfather she has never met. With every curtain drawn shut, Nancy is forbidden from leaving her grandfather's house: no one must know that her or her mother are there.
Yet, when Nancy discovers the house's secret observatory, she watches her mother and grandfather creep out every night... Where are they going? And why mustn't any of them be seen? As the mysteries pile up, Nancy must bring dark secrets from the past to light - even if doing so will put her own life at risk.
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
"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
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