Teenage Hildegarde Pine goes in search of the truth about her birth and uncovers a sinister conspiracy in this action packed YA thriller reviewers say “lures the reader in immediately and doesn’t let up.” A ‘fascinating heroine” and “outstanding writing’ mean “I could not put it down.”
“This first-rate YA thriller follows lead character Hildegard and her unlikely comrades — Grace and David — from their survival-of-the-fittest beginning at the isolated Alaskan military school to discovery of a startling secret.”The Indie Reviewer
“Clever characterizations and outstanding writing elevate this Young Adult novel far above other stories in its genre … At well over three hundred pages, the book nevertheless holds a reader’s rapt attention from mysterious beginning to climactic finish. KIA is a storytelling triumph by standout writer Charalambides. We’ll be on the lookout for more adventure-packed, character-driven work by this accomplished British author.”Publishers Daily Reviews
a fascinating read that moves fast and features acerbic, clever repartee”The Essential Writer
Teenage Hildegarde Pine is a girl with a secret; she’s off her meds. No longer confined by her wheelchair or crutches, Hildegarde plans a whole new life away from doctors, drugs and foster homes, but first she must find Cooper, the mysterious social worker who’s been with her from the beginning. Truman, a military academy in Alaska looks like it might hold some answers.