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‘Okay, so what have we got?’’ Lily’’s dad paced the kitchen in
his shirt and tie, running his fingers through his fading blond
hair.
Lily put her chin in her hand and stared at her laptop. ‘‘I told
you, Dad. Not enough.’The guy who sold her the papers is a
visa-passport-whatever faker. Facial recognition on the CCTV
has had him in the City a few times recently, but he doesn’’t stay
anywhere long enough to get caught. And without him, we’re
not going to get any further.’’
Her father rubbed his face, then folded his arms. ‘What’’s he
doing in the City?’
She shrugged. ‘Pubs, mainly. Probably meeting clients.
Although there are a couple of places he goes that I can’t figure
out. Most likely dead drops, just leaving the papers for people
to come and collect. One derelict alley in Bow Lane in
particular.’
Her father …

About the book

In an unseen world hidden within modern London, girls are disappearing.

Sixteen-year-old Lily was meant to be next, but she’s saved by a stranger: a half-human boy with gold-flecked eyes. Regan is from an unseen world hidden within our own, where legendary creatures hide in plain sight.

But now both worlds are under threat, and Lily and Regan must race to find the girls, and save their divided city.

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“Beautifully told, this is a gripping story which flows effortlessly across boundaries which typically separate the real from the imaginary... Lucy Inglis makes magical delightfully credible as the fast-paced and danger-filled adventure unfolds.”

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