A gripping mystery about a missing boy and a group of teenagers who know more than they're telling about the night he disappeared, from the award-winning author of Small Spaces.
HENRY WEAVER IS MISSING
Three months ago, thirteen-year-old Henry disappeared from The Shallows during a violent storm, leaving behind his muddy mountain bike at the train station.
MASON WEAVER IS TRAPPED
While Mason doesn't know who he is or what he's capable of, he knows the one thing binding him to this suffocating small town is his younger brother, Henry.
CHLOE BAXTER WANTS ANSWERS
Why would Henry run away without telling her? One of Chloe's friends knows something and she's determined to find out the truth.
As Chloe wades into dangerous waters and Mason's past emerges, a chilling question ripples to the surface: how far would you go to keep a secret?
'A captivating mystery about small-town secrets and the lies that protect them.' Ellie Marney, author of the Every series and White Night
'Absolutely thrilling. A truly complex and brilliantly written puzzle.' Fleur Ferris, author of Black, Risk, Wreck and Found
'Clever, compelling and heartbreaking. I loved this book.' Rebecca James, author of Cooper Bartholomew is Dead, Beautiful Malice and Sweet Damage
'Epstein is an expert in the well-paced unravelling of a mystery, and this novel is filled with edge-of-your-seat tension.' Books+Publishing
Sarah Epstein is an award-winning Australian author, illustrator and designer who grew up in suburban Sydney and now lives in Melbourne with her husband and two sons. Her first novel Small Spaces, a YA psychological thriller, won Best YA Crime Novel at the Sisters in Crime Davitt Awards and the Adelaide Festival Award for Young Adult Fiction, and was an Honour Book at the Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards. It was also short-listed for another six awards including the NSW Premier's Literary Awards, the Queensland Literary Awards and the Australian Book Industry Awards. Her suspenseful new YA mystery Deep Water was released in April 2020.
Crime & Mystery
Notable Book Book of the Year, Older Readers, CBCA Awards 2021 AU; Shortlisted Griffith University Young Adult Book Award, Queensland Literary Awards 2020 AU
A & U Children
14 - 18
Thriller / suspense