The Riddles of Epsilon By Christine Morton-Shaw Published by HarperCollins ISBN 0 00 719982 1 Fourteen-year-old Jessica's life is suddenly turned upside down when her mother and father uproot the family from their comfortable city life and relocate to a remote island off the UK coast. This is the perfect set-up for things to go horribly wrong, and they do. Jessica is soon caught up in a dangerous struggle between the forces of good and evil that hang over the mysterious island. The Riddles of Epsilon has everything you need for a spooky chiller. Dark towers, mysterious birds, vengeful spirits and stories from the past all play their part in this effective debut. And all this is mixed together with fascinating puzzles and codes that Jessica has to solve to save the day. We might have come across the story of an ordinary teenager battling alone against the forces of darkness before, but in The Riddles of Epsilon, it is given a fresh twist that makes this novel an intriguing read.