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The Haven

Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2019

This high-octane, high-stakes London-set thriller is a fast-paced read with contemporary resonance about kids who get caught up in gang culture as a result of being forgotten by government and overlooked by adults. Orphan Ollie’s life is turned upside-down when his guardian is captured and attacked in front of him and he discovers The Haven, a secret subterranean organisation of kids and teenagers who look after and educate each other with no adult intervention. “We’ve come to realise that grown-ups don’t always have kids’ interests at heart,” explains one of The Haven’s leaders. This stimulating set-up is propelled by a gripping race against time to find a missing kid, the murderous menace of a woman bent on destroying the city, and the threat that The Haven itself might be dying as a result of diminishing incomers and depleting donations from former members. The compellingly thought-provoking concept is deftly delivered through accessibly snappy writing and, as such, I’d recommend it to reluctant readers and those with shorter attention spans as well as devoted fans of teen thrillers, providing as it does an instant hit of action, intrigue and narrative energy. What’s more, this is the first in a series, and readers will no doubt be left eagerly awaiting the second instalment.

The Haven: Revolution

The Haven: Revolution

Author: Simon Lelic Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/08/2019

You don't know it exists, but when you have nowhere else to turn, the Haven will find you ... An adrenaline-fuelled adventure, second in the Haven series, by top thriller writer Simon Lelic. *The Haven, first in the series, shortlisted for the CrimeFest Awards* Our city. Our secret. Our rules. When pupils start going missing from a prestigious boarding school, Ollie Turner knows it's a job for the Haven. Below the city streets, the Haven is a sanctuary for kids run by kids. Ollie and the Haven's investigations team put their lives on the line, going undercover to find the missing children. But little do they realise that a deadly enemy awaits them - one with plans to destroy everything they hold dear. What they're saying about The Haven: 'What a cool idea. Modern street kids doing it for themselves and kicking adult butt.' Charlie Higson 'One of those grab 'em by the throat thrillers that takes off on the first page.' Eoin Colfer 'Adventurous, and thrilling.' Harsh Budhdeo, age 11, LoveReading4Kids 'An action-packed book, rammed full of adventure and danger. I loved reading this book.' Bella Rix-Clancy, age 11, LoveReading4Kids 'A riveting read - fast-paced from the off and with breathless action. A perfect haven for young readers!' Chris Bradford, author of Young Samurai An explosive and compelling read from the writer of thrillers THE HOUSE, THE LIAR'S ROOM and RUPTURE, this is the second in the HAVEN series.

The Haven: Deadfall

The Haven: Deadfall

Author: Simon Lelic Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/02/2020

You don't know it exists, but when you have nowhere else to turn, the Haven will find you ... An adrenaline-fuelled adventure, third in the Haven series, by top thriller writer Simon Lelic. *The Haven, first in the series, shortlisted for the CrimeFest Awards* Our city. Our secret. Our rules. The Haven is a secret organisation - run by kids, for kids. But the police are on to them, and Ollie's friend Lily is locked up in an off-grid, high-security prison. Ollie and the Haven's investigations team are forced to choose: do they hide away and protect what they have? Or do they stay true to the Haven's mission, helping kids in trouble wherever - and whoever - they may be? It's a decision that will threaten the Haven's very existence ... What they're saying about The Haven: 'What a cool idea. Modern street kids doing it for themselves and kicking adult butt.' Charlie Higson 'One of those grab 'em by the throat thrillers that takes off on the first page.' Eoin Colfer 'Adventurous, and thrilling.' Harsh Budhdeo, age 11, LoveReading4Kids 'An action-packed book, rammed full of adventure and danger. I loved reading this book.' Bella Rix-Clancy, age 11, LoveReading4Kids 'A riveting read - fast-paced from the off and with breathless action. A perfect haven for young readers!' Chris Bradford, author of Young Samurai An explosive and compelling read from the writer of thrillers THE HOUSE, THE LIAR'S ROOM and RUPTURE, this is the third in the HAVEN series.