The Enigma Game

You can still watch the events from my virtual launch tour which took place 2-9 November 2020!   Click here for links.

Windyedge Airfield, Scotland. World War II.

Louisa Adair, newly orphaned and shunned for her mixed-race heritage, has come here to the edge of the world to look after an old lady with a dark past. Jamie Beaufort-Stuart is a flight lieutenant whose squadron is posted to the airfield over winter. Ellen McEwen is a young woman held hostage by the German pilot who lands at Windyedge one wild stormy night carrying a terrible secret.

Three young people desperate to make a difference in a war that has decimated their families, friends and country. When the means to change the course of history falls into their hands, how will they use it? And when the enemy comes looking for them, who will have the courage to strike back?

A thrilling story of wartime secrets, international intrigue and wild courage from the award-winning author of Code Name Verity, with three young heroes you’ll never forget.


  • Shortlisted for the 2021 UK Literacy Association Award
  • Shortlisted for the 2021 Young Quills Award from the Historical Association
  • Shortlisted for the 2021-2022 Red Dot Book Award from the International School Libraries Network, Singapore

You can still stop by at the Virtual Launch Party for The Enigma Game, here on my blog.

For my essay “The Past is a Foreign Country,” about why I write historical fiction and how that relates to The Enigma Game, visit Little Brown Books for Young Readers’s website here.