Lauren St John
“A summer holiday in a book… unforgettably exciting.” Piers Torday
“Lauren St John at her very best… a gripping adventure across stormy seas, stately homes and boarding schools, with a fabulous plotted mystery at its core. I couldn’t put it down.” Abi Elphinstone
A storm is coming. What will it take to survive? An exciting adventure set at sea, from the bestselling author of the Laura Marlin Mysteries and Kat Wolfe Investigates.
Twins Jess and Jude Carter live a dream life sailing from one exotic destination to the next with their guardian, Gabriel. But after Gabe vanishes and a storm smashes up their lives, they’re left penniless and alone. When a wealthy, glamorous family offer them a home, everybody tells them they’re the luckiest children in the world. But the Blakeneys’ stately mansion is full of secrets – secrets that seem entangled with the twins’ own fate. As they race to uncover the truth, Jess and Jude must confront their deepest fears.
How do you solve a mystery when that mystery is you?
Wave Riders from Lauren St John is an exciting and compelling middle-grade tale of sailing, family and identity.
lashings of plot, jeopardy and characters to love... the story has everything: suspense, sibling love, an eco-angle, a contested will and an admirable moral: nature and friendship trumps stuff -- Alex O'Connell * Times, Children's Book of the Week * Lauren St John at her very best... a gripping adventure across stormy seas, stately homes and boarding schools, with a fabulous plotted mystery at its core. I couldn't put it down -- Abi Elphinstone Loved this absolute page turner. A classic adventure story with a strong environmental message and all the right animals -- Hilary McKay No one else writes adventure and mystery wrapped up in the wild world quite like Lauren St John. [I was] totally swept away by this thrilling eco adventure - clip your safety harness on and prepare for the ride... -- Gill Lewis a summer holiday in a book... unforgettably exciting -- Piers Torday Lauren St John is the queen of adventure novels for 9-12 year olds -- Alex O'Connell * Times * deliciously engrossing -- Charlotte Heathcote * Express * by the always excellent Lauren St John -- Fiona Noble * Bookseller * grips you from the first page to the last... a brilliant and incredibly satisfying adventure. -- Jane Etheridge, FCBG a brilliant mystery about twins who are sailing around the world when their guardian disappears. This story is gripping and original and I had no idea which way it was going to turn. -- Charlotte Eyre Anyone who likes a story to challenge them and who enjoys trying to piece together elusive clues to solve a puzzle will love Jess and Jude's adventure. Packed with half-truths, deception, red herrings, villainous baddies and a sense of ever-present threat, this is a mystery to really keep readers guessing. * BookTrust *
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