The Darkhouse

My life like a katydid: one moment a leaf like any other, the next a predatory insect.

Fifteen-year-old Gemma’s life on a small New Brunswick island with her father, Jonah, is not an exciting one. Her mother ran off when she was an infant, and Jonah, an amateur scientist, spends most of his time conducting experiments he thinks will one day bring him fame. But when a woman arrives on the island, Gemma tries to play matchmaker—only to discover Jonah’s secret journals, which hold terrifying secrets about both their lives.

Mystery, science, and dreams of a better life collide in this page-turning young adult novel from Barbara Radecki.

The cover art for THE DARKHOUSE has the distinction of being created for DCB by Barbara’s daughter, designer and illustrator, Stefanie Ayoub.

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Publisher: Cormorant Books Inc/DCB
Literary Agent: Sam Hiyate, The Rights Factory