Winner of the Mslexia Children's Novel Competition.
Danni’s mother disappears without warning, a terrifying thought for any young girl. Just fifteen, Danni goes to stay with her father in a tiny fishing village and there finds out all sorts of secrets about her family, strange mysteries that might help her bring her mother back. It’s a great story, full of magic and myth, and very well told. The action moves at a real pace, but Hersey still finds time to establish Danni, her friends and neighbours as proper characters. The setting with its ancient villages and windswept beaches is wonderfully atmospheric and magic oozes from the pages. Perfect summer holiday reading. ~ Andrea Reece
A Piece of Passion from Sarah Stewart, Usborne Publishing It’s no surprise to me that Deep Water won an award and praise from Malorie Blackman herself before it was even published! Without giving too much away, the slow-burning intrigue of the opening chapters had me utterly gripped, and the stunning underwater scenes transported me beneath the waves so entirely that I was practically holding my breath the whole time. An irresistible blend of mystery, magic and romance, set against the beautiful Cornish coast, this is a perfect summer read.