Peril on the Atlantic - A.M.Howell
A twisty and heart-pounding mystery at sea, from award-winning A.M. Howell.
July, 1936. As the Queen Mary sets sail across the Atlantic, Alice can't wait for the summer of adventure that lies ahead. She's excited to explore the huge ship, with its shops, animals and even celebrities on board.
As Alice's sailor father focuses on winning a prestigious race, she witnesses a shocking attack. Alice and her new friend Sonny start to uncover a dark plot to sabotage the race, and as they investigate gold bars, anonymous notes and lost silk gloves, secrets in their own lives come to the surface.
While fog threatens the boat's journey, and dangerous enemies show themselves, Alice and Sonny are in their own race to solve all the mysteries unfolding. But what they discover might change both their lives forever...
I loved this - a classic twisty, turny thriller with red herrings, daring heroines, sidekicks and family secrets aplenty- it ticked lots of boxes and kept me engrossed till the last page to find out what happened. Full of historical detail alongside the action, it is deservedly garnering plaudits for the author, and I can't wait to read more in this great series and find out what comes next for Alice!
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A.M. Howell has always been inspired by the stories around her, and how imagination can unlock the secrets of the past.
Her thrilling historical mysteries have garnered great critical acclaim, winning both the Mal Peet Children's Book Award, and the East Anglian Book of the Year Award, as well as being shortlisted for lots of other prizes.
A.M. Howell lives in Suffolk with her husband and two sons.
Buy a copy! It's very deservedly Waterstones Children's Book of the Month!