The Dark Days Club
Book One in the Lady Helen Series
London, April 1812. Lady Helen Wrexhall is set to make her curtsy to Queen Charlotte and step into polite Regency Society and the marriage mart. Little does Helen know, that step will take her from the glittering ballroom of Almacks and the bright lights of Vauxhall Gardens into a shadowy world of demonic creatures, missing housemaids and deadly power.
Standing between those two worlds is Lord Carlston, a man of dubious reputation and infuriating manners. He believes Helen is destined to protect humanity from an unearthly truth, but all he can offer is danger, savagery and the possibility of madness. Not the kind of destiny suitable for a young lady in her first London Season.
Against a backdrop of whispered secrets in St. James’s Palace, soirees with Lord Byron and morning calls from Beau Brummell, The Dark Days Club is a delightfully dangerous adventure of self- discovery and the dark choices of new found adulthood.
The Dark Days Club is the first book in the Lady Helen trilogy published by Walker Books in the UK, Penguin in the USA and Canada, Harper Collins in Australia (as Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club), and Gallimard in France.
A 2017 CBCA Notable Book for Older Readers
An NPR (National Public Radio) Best Book of 2016
A Bank Street Library Best Book of 2017
Finalist for two Aurealis Awards: Best Fantasy Novel, Best Y.A. Novel