The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
Costa Book of the Year 2016
Totally gripping and with superbly paced tension, this historical novel has credible detail of its time, balanced with a very contemporary mind-set.
The characters prove to be totally 3 dimensional, under stress in this clever original plot. The blurb on the back does not really hint at the especially wild story you are about to engage with.
Suits a worldly 12 year old and up.
By Marion Castree