Author(s): Gareth P. Jones
Young Adult | No Category
After a lifetime of plotting each other's demise, orphan twins Lorelli and Ovid Thornthwaite have reached an uneasy truce. No longer trying to kill each other, they are living a quieter life in the remains of the burnt-out Thornthwaite Manor. It's not long, though, before some peculiar 'near accidents' begin to take place and the twins begin to wonder - is someone else trying to bump them off? Could it be the oddball builder Dragos, or Jean-Paul Suricates, the twins' triple Michelin-starred chef? What would old Tom the gardener have to gain from the deaths of Lorelli and Ovid? Or stinking rich Uncle Harry Morgan, who claims to be the twins' long-lost uncle on their mother's side? As the number of near fatal 'accidents' ramp up, it becomes clear that there are some dreadful forces at work - but just who is behind the Thornthwaite betrayal?
Who's trying to bump off Lorelli and Ovid Thorthwaite now?
What the author has penned here is essentially a mystery, and one that works in all the best ways, drawing the reader in with innumerable questions and holding rapt attention through a succession of intriguing developments (...)The Thornthwaite Betrayal is a fine children's book in its own right, as skilful as it is delightful Magic Fiction Since Potter
Gareth divides his time between writing books, visiting schools, producing TV programmes and annoying his friends and family by playing the ludicrous number of stringed instruments in his front room. He won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Prize 2012 for THE CONSIDINE CURSE, and THE CASE OF THE MISSING CATS, the first book in The Dragon Detective Agency series, was nominated for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize. THE THORNTHWAITE INHERITANCE won seven children's book awards and is his most bestselling book to date; and his previous books for Hot Key Books, CONSTABLE & TOOP, THE SOCIETY OF THIRTEEN and NO TRUE ECHO were extremely well-received. Follow Gareth at www.garethwrites.co.uk or on Twitter: @jonesgarethp