The Winterborne Home for Vengeance and Valour
April might have been in foster care since she was a baby, but that doesn’t mean her mum isn’t coming back for her – why else would she have left April with a mysterious key on a necklace and no explanation? Or no clue why the key’s crest matches a mysterious box in a museum exhibit?
After a little misunderstanding (April didn’t mean to start the fire!), April finds herself in the care of the kind Ms Nelson and butler Smithers at the Winterborne Mansion – a home for orphans, and formerly the home of the wealthy Winterborne family, before they all perished in a terrible accident.
All of them, that is, except Gabriel Winterborne – who’s been missing for years and presumed dead.
As April and her new friends begin to explore the draughty, spooky home of the ghostly Gabriel, she begins to think that there might be more to the story of her mother’s key than she first thought – and there’s certainly something mysterious surrounding the Winterborne family tragedy...
A thrilling mystery for whodunnit fans looking for their next Nancy Drew, the first in Ally Carter’s new series is a joyful adventure packed full of daring escapades, edge-of-your-seat tension, and bright, believable characters. We can’t wait for the next one.