The Haven

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What to expect

An adrenaline-fuelled adventure in a new series by top thriller writer Simon Lelic. You don’t know it exists, but when you have nowhere else to turn, the Haven will find you …

Our city. Our secret. Our rules.

Alone. On the run. Ollie Turner has nowhere to hide.

But he gets a second chance. Underneath the city there’s a secret organisation, far from adult eyes.

It’s called The Haven.

Soon Ollie is caught up in their battle: to stop Maddy Sikes destroying the city. Time is running out for Ollie and his new friends, and millions of lives are at stake …

‘What a cool idea. Modern street kids doing it for themselves and kicking adult butt.’ Charlie Higson

‘One of those grab ’em by the throat thrillers that takes off on the first page.’ Eoin Colfer

‘Adventurous, and thrilling.’ Harsh Budheo, age 11, LoveReading4Kids

‘An action-packed book, rammed full of adventure and danger. I loved reading this book.’ Bella Rix-Clancy, age 11, LoveReading4Kids

An explosive and compelling read from the writer of adult thrillers THE HOUSE, THE LIAR’S ROOM and RUPTURE.

Critics Review

  • This is a compelling, fast paced story full of exciting twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. I was totally absorbed in the world it graphically creates.

    Primary Times
  • A thrilling, page-turner of an adventure.

    Parents in Touch
  • It’s London but not as you know it. The government has turned its back on society and adults are too busy looking after themselves to care for youth. So when Ollie Turner’s guardian is violently attacked right before him, the orphan takes refuge deep in the sewers under the city. It’s here he stumbles upon a secret headquarters who may just offer him the belonging and safety he needs. Run for kids by kids, the Haven protects youth, champions justice and accepts Ollie into its mysterious ranks. But nothing comes without a cost. Fans of rapid-pace novels packed with adventure, thrills, twists and turns will love Lelic’s first foray into Young Adult fiction after success in the adult thriller genre.


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