Deep Water

Usborne Publishing Ltd

When her mum vanishes, Danni moves to a tiny Cornish fishing village with Dad – where the locals treat her like a monster. As the village's dark, disturbing past bubbles to the surface, Danni discovers that she's not who – or what – she thought she was. And the only way to save her family from a bitter curse is to embrace her incredible new gift.

"Outstanding... I raced through it." - Malorie Blackman

"A stunning debut novel that is guaranteed to bewitch, bother and bewilder... Deep Water blends a gentle but compelling modern day romance with an enigmatic storyline that uses the legends of Britain’s pre-history as its thrilling backdrop" - Lancashire Evening Post

“Wonderfully atmospheric and magic oozes from the pages. Perfect summer holiday reading” - Lovereading4kids

“Taking myth, folklore, witchcraft and ancient beliefs as inspiration, it weaves a contemporary tale about a group of teenagers caught up in a legacy of family secrets... the writing is assured and original.” - Never Imitate

"Hersey’s debut shimmers with Celtic fairy tales, marine marvels, creepy Cornish fishing villages and a fabulous granny" - New Statesman
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About the author

Lu Hersey worked as an advertising copywriter until she escaped to become a librarian and study for an MA in writing for young people at Bath Spa University. She shares her house with a surfeit of young adults who won't leave home and keep calling her ‘Mum'. Surprisingly she finds their dialogue, strangely disturbing habits and erratic sleeping patterns a constant source of inspiration.

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Usborne Publishing Ltd
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Published on
Jul 1, 2015
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Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / General
Juvenile Fiction / Family / General
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
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