A visit to a private London museum takes a sinister turn when fifteen-year-old Sunni Forrest and her friend Blaise are lured through a painted doorway into the past. As a clandestine, eighteenth-century world of art thieves, forgers and bodysnatchers closes in on them, they must take their chances on the treacherous streets of the city. Can they evade their captors and keep an ancient secret from falling into the wrong hands? And will they find the key to unlock the only way home - before it closes forever?
Teresa Flavin's first novel, THE BLACKHOPE ENIGMA, was shortlisted for the 2011 Scottish Children's Book Award, the 2011 Leeds Book Award and the 2011 Waverton Good Reads Award, and longlisted for the 2011 Branford Boase Prize. When she is not writing or illustrating, Teresa leads school art workshops, makes paintings and handmade books, travels to far-flung places with her geographer husband, hikes in the Scottish hills and walks every labyrinth she can find. Follow Teresa at www.teresaflavin.com or on Twitter: @TeresaFlavin.