To my daughter, Hayden Bellatrix Holland, on her eighteenth birthday, I bequeath my family estate, Holland Manor upon three conditions:
Look for the gifts I left at the Manor.
Use my gifts to destroy my darkest secret.
Trust no one where my treasure is concerned, especially the ravens.
Hayden’s getting ready for college, living in Brooklyn, and hanging out with her best friend., Del. But now the past is catching up with her: her mother’s mysterious disappearance a decade ago, her father’s outlandish theories about a lost supernatural race, and Hayden’s own dreams of strange symbols and rituals in the Colorado woods where she grew up.
As soon as Hayden arrives in her hometown, Del in tow, it begins. Neighbours whisper about Hayden’s mother, the boy next door is suddenly all grown-up in a very distracting way, and Hayden feels the trees calling to her. And among them, deep in the woods, Hayden will discover something incredible – something that threatens reality itself.
Her codename is Kingfisher. Her mission: to seduce and marry a man of wealth and political influence. Now she must protect a terrifying secret. Who owns the most powerful man in the world?
Spies, murder and one of the biggest conspiracies of our time lie at the heart of this immersive thriller.
Jay’s creative writing exercise is to write a fairy tale, to end with ‘they lived happily ever after’. But the way her life is panning out she’s not sure it will ever reach the stage. She and her mother are moving in with distant relatives, and they have super strict rules for girls. Jay is expected to have only Indian friends, is she has any all. How can she see her school friends, Chloe and Matt?
But this is only the beginning of a nightmare for Jay. When her life implodes, how can she hide the shame – and how will she find a way to keep going?
Nothing has been the same for Beth Teller since she died. Her dad, a detective, is the only one who can see and hear her – and he’s drowning in grief. But now they have a mystery to solve together. Who is Isobel Catching, and what’s her connection to the fire that killed a man? What happened to the people who haven’t been seen since the fire? As Beth unravels the mystery, she finds a shocking story lurking beneath the surface of a small town, and a friendship that lasts beyond one life and into another.
Unlock the key to success.
In this must-read for anyone seeking to succeed, pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth takes us on an eye-opening journey to discover the true qualities that lead to outstanding achievement.
Winningly personal, insightful and powerful, Grit is a book about what goes through your head when you fall down, and how that – not talent or luck – makes a difference.
The truth app. Is the latest craze in the town of Kelton. It listens to everyone around you and tells you if they are lying. When the app goes viral, its teenage creator, Jarli, becomes famous overnight. But being a celebrity can be dangerous. Especially when you’ve just exposed everyone’s deepest, darkest secrets.
Now everyone is out to get Jarli. Kids at school. Teachers. The police. Even his own family and the secret network of criminals based in Kelton have just added Jarli to their hit-list. The truth doesn’t always set you free….
The whales of Bathsheba’s pod live for the hunt. Led by the formidable Captain Alexandra, they fight a never-ending war against men. So it has been, so it shall always be.
Then the whales attack a man ship, and instead of easy prey they find the trail of a myth, a monster, perhaps the devil himself.
With their relentless Captain leading the chase, they embark on the final hunt, one that will forever change the worlds of whales and men.