By: Sarah Epstein
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: A&U Children's
Published: 31 Mar 2020
ISBN: 9781760877286


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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?

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Chloe splits her life between Sydney and The Shallows in the high country, she has ever since her parents divorced but her real friends are at The Shallows.

When young Henry Weaver disappears from The Shallows during a storm, everyone thinks that he has run away. But when Chloe returns she finds her best friends are all unsettled and evasive, so she decides to try and retrace Henry’s steps, only to find that nothing really makes sense. What do her friends really know and who is keeping secrets?

I loved this book and found it thoroughly entertaining, right up to the last page. It is intriguing and the plot that will keep you guessing all the way through.

In addition to the mystery, at its heart this book is about family and friends and how far you would go to keep a secret. It is also about love, loyalty and, ultimately, trust.

A wonderful story that will suit students in Year 9 and up perfectly.

Reviewed by Michelle