Read an extract of The Haven by Simon Lelic

An adrenaline-fuelled adventure awaits 

22/02/2019
2 minutes to read
Picture of the book cover for Simon Lellic's - The Haven. An adrenaline fuelled adventure awaits


Alone. On the run. Ollie Turner has nowhere to hide.

But he gets a second chance. Underneath the city there's a secret organisation, far from adult eyes.

It's called the Haven.

Soon Ollie is caught up in their battle: to stop Maddy Sikes destroying the city. Time is running out for Ollie and his new friends, and millions of lives are at stake ...


Read an exclusive extract here.

Simon Lelic is a writer of crime and thriller novels for adults - winner of the Betty Trask Award, shortlisted for the CWA Dagger Awards and the Galaxy National Book Awards. He lives in Brighton with his wife and three children. Other than his family, reading is Simon's biggest passion. He also holds a black belt in karate, in which he trains daily. You can follow him on Twitter @Simon_Lelic.


The Haven

by Simon Lelic

Book cover for The Haven

You don't know it exists, but when you have nowhere else to turn, the Haven will find you ... An adrenaline-fuelled adventure in a new series by top thriller writer Simon Lelic.

*Shortlisted for the CrimeFest Awards*

Our city. Our secret. Our rules.

Alone. On the run. Ollie Turner has nowhere to hide.

But he gets a second chance. Underneath the city there's a secret organisation, far from adult eyes.

It's called the Haven.

Soon Ollie is caught up in their battle: to stop Maddy Sikes destroying the city. Time is running out for Ollie and his new friends, and millions of lives are at stake ...

'What a cool idea. Modern street kids doing it for themselves and kicking adult butt.' Charlie Higson

'One of those grab 'em by the throat thrillers that takes off on the first page.' Eoin Colfer

'Adventurous, and thrilling.' Harsh Budhdeo, age 11, LoveReading4Kids

'An action-packed book, rammed full of adventure and danger. I loved reading this book.' Bella Rix-Clancy, age 11, LoveReading4Kids

'A riveting read - fast-paced from the off and with breathless action. A perfect haven for young readers!' Chris Bradford, author of Young Samurai

An explosive and compelling read from the writer of thrillers THE HOUSE, THE LIAR'S ROOM and RUPTURE.