Jet Black Heart (RA 8+ IA 13+)
A spine-tingling mystery combines with elements of the supernatural in this thrilling title. Dory is on holiday on the moors with her family when she stumbles across a Victorian walkers' 'letterbox' and a faded message for a boy called Eli. The message opens a slip in time and soon Dory is battling alongside Eli to help save his sister from her cruel father. But is there more to Eli - and his gift of a Victorian heart pendant - than meets the eye...? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 12+
US-born Teresa Flavin is an author and illustrator who has made a name for herself in the UK with intricate and beautifully crafted mysteries including The Blackhope Enigma and The Crimson Shard, the former of which was shortlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Award, the West Sussex Children's Book Award, the Leeds Book Award and long-listed for the Branford-Boase. When she is not writing or illustrating, Teresa makes paintings and hand-made books, hikes in the Scottish hills and walks every labyrinth she can find.