Deep Water by Sarah Epstein
CBCA Book of the year for older readers 2021
A gripping mystery about a missing boy and a group of teenagers, one of whom knows something but isn’t telling, from the award-winning author of Small Spaces. For Ages 13 +
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?
‘A captivating mystery about small-town secrets and the lies that protect them.’ Ellie Marney, author of the Every series and White Night
‘Absolutely thrilling. A truly complex and brilliantly written puzzle.’ Fleur Ferris, author of Black, Risk, Wreck and Found
‘Clever, compelling and heartbreaking. I loved this book.’ Rebecca James, author of Cooper Bartholomew is Dead, Beautiful Malice and Sweet Damage
‘Epstein is an expert in the well-paced unravelling of a mystery, and this novel is filled with edge-of-your-seat tension.’ Books+Publishing