Our Castle By The Sea


Growing up with her family in a lighthouse, Petra’s world has been full of storms, secret tunnels and stories about sea monsters. Now, with Britain at war, the clifftops are a terrifying battleground, and the family home is a target for saboteurs and spies.  Petra begins to see suspects everywhere – even within her beloved family.

Lucy Strange had a super debut with ‘The Secret of Nightingale Wood’ and her new novel confirms her as a remarkable talent.  ‘Our Castle By the Sea’ is a thrilling story of a girl, usually unnoticed and afraid,  caught up in a deadly mystery as her family is torn apart by its own history.

‘Our Castle By the Sea’ is a hugely enjoyable and thrilling story that keeps the reader guessing right to the end.

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Lucy Strange

(Chicken House)

Petra has enjoyed an idyllic childhood, growing up in a lighthouse.  The arrival of war changes everything, as the lighthouse becomes a target for saboteurs and spies. What will happen to her family when the lighthouse’s history is discovered? Who are the fifth columnists intent on destroying them? Will Petra and her sister Mags unearth the traitors in their midst? Can they save their family?
Our Castle By the Sea‘ is a terrific historical mystery. It includes strong characters and an intriguing, fast paced plot.  Highly recommended.


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