An unexpected gift of an old motorcycle with a tragically romantic past hurls a young orphan into the thick of things as war breaks out and his life changes forever. Half-French/half-German Daniel must find a way to survive in a world that mercy seems to have abandoned. This book transports the reader to Nazi-occupied France, where Daniel unwittingly and unexpectedly finds himself working for the Resistance, and ultimately to the Russian Front in a twist of fate so startling that no one can see it coming. In turn quirky, heartwarming, beguiling and uncompromising, author Marc Sercomb weaves together many moods and colors to tell young Daniel’s story. Beyond engaging, Picasso’s Motorcycle has been hailed as a genuine “page-turner” by those who have so far encountered it.
If you like “The Book Thief” and “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas,” you’ll love this book!
A forsaken orphan. A forced goodbye. A treacherous plot.
She was only 12…
…when she stopped trusting.
The day she loses her parents to a fiery crash, Asha’s perfect life is shattered to pieces.
Desperate and alone, she is thrust into an extended family she never knew existed. She soon discovers her new home hides dark secrets and nothing is what it seems.
In a world where girls are a commodity, evil can wear many faces.
Every step Asha takes traps her on a path to an unthinkable future.
With double-crosses at every turn, can she trust anyone?
She’ll need all her cunning and guile to escape her brutal fate in time.
This is a gritty tale of crime and betrayal that will take you on a roller-coaster ride from the streets of Tanzania to a seaside village in India, to a ritzy North American city where you think you’re finally safe, but learn too late that you can trust no one.
“A heart-stopping adventure! I just couldn’t put this down till I finished reading it.” ~ Advanced Reader.
Did you like Lisbeth Salander from The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo? Then, you’ll love Asha from the Red Heeled Rebels.
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The Girl Who Ran Away is the first novel of the addictive Red Heeled Rebels psychological suspense series.
*This book was formerly titled Betrayed / Disowned.
If you enjoy gripping psychological thrillers with flawed but gutsy heroines, vigilante action in exotic locales and twists that get your pulse pounding, you’ll love these books by multiple award-winning Canadian novelist, Tikiri Herath.