Martha is humble and unspoilt, despite living a life of utter luxury at Lottery Lodge with her (mostly absent) father and stepmother Penelope.
Mitch lives at the boys’ orphanage, a dilapidated mansion run by Ariadne Scattypants.
Neither child has any idea about the life the other is leading.
Between Lottery Lodge and the orphanage is a dense wood and it is here that a band of wild boys live. Mitch finds himself at their mercy, but somehow manages to scrabble his way out of the woods, emerging at Martha’s wonderful home.
However, here, too, things are taking a sinister turn.
Suitable for readers of 8-12
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Helen Laycock writes for both children and adults. As well as Martha and Mitch, she has written the following eight children’s mystery/adventure books for readers of 8+: Glass Dreams, Salt, Mandrake’s Plot, The Secret of Pooks Wood, Song of the Moon, Mr Charlie Chumpkins and The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins, A Mouthful of Chuckles (Poetry) * * * She has recently completed a new children's book which should be available in 2017. * * * Details of her children's books can be found at her website: Helen Laycock | Children’s Author http://helenlaycock.wix.com/helen-laycock * * * Helen Laycock has written three collections of short stories for adults and is working on three more. She has collections of humorous poetry, one each for children and adults. * * * Helen regularly enters writing competitions in the UK and has had around thirty wins/shortlistings for both poetry and short stories, successes including Words With Jam, The Ryedale Book Festival, Writing Magazine, Writers’ News, Writers’ Forum, Flash500, Thynks Publications, Erewash Writers and various online contests. * * * She has had work published in An Earthless Melting Pot, Vol. 2 (Quinn), Full Moon and Foxglove (Three Drops Press), The Caterpillar Magazine, the One Word Anthology by Talkback Writers (Alfie Dog Ltd), Songs of Angels (Thynks), Silver Lining by Poets Against Violence (Baer Books Press), the Aspiring Writers 2013 Winners Anthology (Blue Dragon Press), The Best of CafeLit 3, 4 and 5 (Chapeltown) and A Quick Read (Aspen Press). She has also had many pieces featured online. * * * More information is available at: Helen Laycock | Fiction in a Flash http://helenlaycock.wix.com/fiction-in-a-flash * * * She can be followed at: ‘Helen Laycock, Author’ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Helen-Laycock-Author-263598357033724/ * * * Twitter: https://twitter.com/helen_laycock