Hell and High Water

(1 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Walker Books

When Caleb comes across the bloated body of a drowned man on the beach, he is certain he knows who it is - but those around him, including the parson and wealthy local landowner, insist the man is a stranger.

Being young, parentless and of mixed heritage, Caleb is already viewed with suspicion so, as he tries to solve the mystery of the dead man, his only help comes from his cousin, Letty, who has her own reasons to dislike and distrust those in authority.

In their determination to pursue truth and justice, the pair expose a web of corruption and intrigue that goes deeper than they could have imagined and puts them, and those they love, in mortal danger.

Complex plotting and superb storytelling allow readers to identify with Caleb's sense of powerlessness in this historical thriller. The story is atmospheric and moving with some edge-of-seat dramatic moments.

More books like this


Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

In the midst of the American War of Independence, a young, freed slave escapes his gaol and finds himself fighting with an underequipped American army.

Read more about Forge

A Nest Of Vipers

Author: Catherine Johnson

We meet Cato Hopkins in Newgate Prison in September 1712, on the morning of the day he is due to be hanged for fraud.

Read more about A Nest Of Vipers

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...