The Castle
Sophia Bennett
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UK Price: £6.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 10+
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: xxxpp
ISBN: 978-1-909489-78-3
Publication date: August 2014
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A search for the truth about her father’s death takes schoolgirl Peta Jones to a dangerous place, where she discovers that what some people will do for money, she will do for hope ...

Peta Jones is an ordinary girl struggling with the loss of her father, an army hero who died in mysterious circumstances. When she receives clues that he may still be alive, but no one believes her, she embarks on a dangerous rescue across the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean to a cliff-top castle, home to a billionaire in exile.

'... a fast-paced and witty adventure'
MARTIN CHILTON, TELEGRAPH
'Sophia Bennett ... has gone from strength to strength ... She deserves to be as feted and well-known as Jacqueline Wilson'
AMANDA CRAIG, CHILDREN'S LITERARY CRITIC
'… this adventure thriller is a marked change of direction for Bennett but she pulls it off beautifully, getting right to the heart of her protagonist and family secrets.'
FIONA NOBLE, THE BOOKSELLER
… this is one of the best thrillers for 12+ I’ve read since Anthony Horowitz’s Alex Rider series. Peta is both a believable modern teenager and an action heroine of jaw-dropping courage …
AMANDA CRAIG, CHILDREN’S LITERARY CRITIC
'... The Castle is a fun, frolicking, and increasingly frightening adventure'
TERI TERRY, AUTHOR

What is wrong with this picture? It’s Saturday afternoon. We’re in the small,

ancient church of St Thomas the Martyr in Winchelsea, where my granny does the flowers, and where I was christened fourteen years ago.

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