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Wagner, Heidrun (Author) D'Oro, Miri (Illustrator)

Romantic thriller mystery for girls

When only drawing can save you.
Sixteen-year-old Zoe has absolutely no memories. Drawing is the only thing that helps her. But the pictures she draws as though one possessed usually depict her in grave danger. When Zoe falls in love with Elijah, everything becomes easier - until one day, after an argument, she does a sketch of Elijah’s face and then crosses it through in heavy pencil. A short time later, Elijah is in hospital with serious injuries to his face. Does Zoe see into the future with her pictures? Or could it be that she has a dangerous gift?
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Bongard, Katrin (Author) Hauptmann, David B. (Illustrator)

Dangerous Game of Mistaken Identity

Teresa feels pretty confused when a friend of her parents and his twin sons come to visit. Two years before, Teresa had had a crush on Adrian. Now he's in a wheelchair and Teresa feels strongly attracted to Kai – and ashamed of it. But is Kai really Kai? Or is Teresa the victim of a dangerous game of mistaken identity? When several of the animals on her parents’ farm suddenly die a mysterious death, things begin to get dangerous for Teresa, too …

A gripping thriller that will have adults and teenagers on the edge of their seats right to the last page!
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Götz, Andreas (Author)

How does a final breath sound? A race against time.
A psychopath, who is obsessed with the sound of death. A boy, who can hear more than anyone else. A crime, which casts its shadow far into the past. These are the ingredients of the new, perfectly constructed thriller from Andreas Götz!

Never has Linus been happier! He has just got together with Lucy, his first love, and is enjoying life to the full. But then his world is shattered, when his mother, Vera, is kidnapped. And the worst thing is that no one knows what the kidnapper wants. From the very start, he makes only one demand: no police! Then he sends audiofiles in which Linus’ mother can be heard – but that still gives them no clues. Even Linus’ father, Richard, a professor of forensic phonetics, is at a complete loss even though his exceptionally acute sense of hearing has enabled him to solve crimes time and again. In his despair, Richard turns unofficially and in the strictest of confidence to his old friend, Frank Volkmann, at the Federal Criminal Police Office. When a ransom demand comes in shortly after, the clues all point to none other than Lucy’s brothers. But do they really have something to do with the kidnapping or are they just copycats? Their doubts test Linus’ and Lucy’s love to the limits.
While Lucy tries to find out what role her brothers are really playing in the affair, Linus receives messages from the kidnapper that he must keep to himself if he doesn’t want to endanger his mother’s life. Linus goes along with the perfidious game and follows the encoded instructions the kidnapper sends him. In doing so, he brings to light an old case in which his father and Frank investigated together and, as it turns out, by means that were not exactly fair. So is this all about revenge? And above all - can Linus still trust his father?
When all the pressure becomes too much for Richard and he suffers a sudden loss of hearing, that question loses its urgency for the moment because then it's up to Linus, who has inherited Richard’s exceptional hearing, to step into the breach. And with his help, the place where his mother had been kept really is located, only she has long since been taken somewhere else. When Linus finally realises who the kidnapper is and what he is planning, it is already nearly too late: the kidnapper meanwhile also has Lucy in his clutches and he is planning to capture on tape for all eternity both her final breath and Vera’s …
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Wagner, Heidrun (Author) D'Oro, Miri (Illustrator)

When there’s something inside you that puts everyone you love in danger.
When your own family cannot forgive what happened in the past.
When your heart remains undecided.
When you can no longer distinguish between friend and foe.
That’s the day you have to take your destiny into your own hands.
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Pusch, Daniela (Author)

Emma, Kassy and Marie are best friends. But Marie has a secret, Emma tells lies and Kassy has a dangerous enemy. The summer holidays will soon be here. When they are over, Marie will be going to Australia for a year and there’s going to be a huge farewell party before she leaves. And one of the trio will not survive that night.

Secrets – Do you know everything about your best friends?

Who is a friend? Who an enemy? Who a cheat?

Sneakier than Pretty Little Liars, cooler than Gossip Girl. A mix of thriller and love story that gets girls hooked.

The first is successful and popular. The second, quiet and insecure. And the third knocks just about every boy off his feet. And yet Marie, Emma and Kassy are best friends. But then Marie is found dead at her own party. Was it suicide? With the help of Marie’s diary, Emma and Kassy begin to search for clues. Who is the mysterious boy Marie was seeing? Why is Marie’s father suddenly back in town now - after being away for 15 years? Everyone Marie knew seems to be hiding something. But the darkest secrets of all are the ones the three friends kept from each other.

Mentored by bestselling author Rita Falk: “Get involved, shed some light, feel your pulse race – brilliant: Secrets!”
Created side by side with the famous bestselling Spiegel author Rita Falk
Rita Falk joins Stefan Valentin as a mentor for Secrets, the new thriller series for girls.
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Denis, Elisabeth (Author)

Marie is in love for the first time. But nobody must find out. Not even Emma and Kassy know about the secret meetings in the house by the cliffs. Only one person has seen them and is intent on putting an end to this romance at all costs.

Secrets – Who can you trust?

Who is a friend? Who an enemy? Who a cheat?

Sneakier than Pretty Little Liars, cooler than Gossip Girl. A mix of thriller and love story that gets girls hooked.

The first is successful and popular. The second, quiet and insecure. And the third knocks just about every boy off his feet. And yet Marie, Emma and Kassy are best friends. But then Marie is found dead at her own party. Was it suicide? With the help of Marie’s diary, Emma and Kassy begin to search for clues. Who is the mysterious boy Marie was seeing? Why is Marie’s father suddenly back in town now - after being away for 15 years. Everyone Marie knew seems to be hiding something. But the darkest secrets of all are the ones the three friends kept from each other.

Mentored by bestselling author Rita Falk: “Get involved, shed some light, feel your pulse race – brilliant: Secrets!”
Created side by side with the famous bestselling Spiegel author Rita Falk
Rita Falk joins Stefan Valentin as a mentor for Secrets, the new thriller series for girls. | 14 +

De Simone, Lara (Author)

Since Marie’s death, Kassy has been petrified. Night after night, she awakes with a jolt from terrible nightmares. Someone is pursuing her. A dark figure is lurking at her window. Kassy simply must find out what happened on the cliffs. Who murdered Marie? And will she herself be next?

Secrets – How far are you prepared to go for your friends?

Who is a friend? Who an enemy? Who a cheat?

Sneakier than Pretty Little Liars, cooler than Gossip Girl. A mix of thriller and love story that gets girls hooked.

The first is successful and popular. The second, quiet and insecure. And the third knocks just about every boy off his feet. And yet Marie, Emma and Kassy are best friends. But then Marie is found dead at her own party. Was it suicide? With the help of Marie’s diary, Emma and Kassy begin to search for clues. Who is the mysterious boy Marie was seeing? Why is Marie’s father suddenly back in town now - after being away for 15 years. Everyone Marie knew seems to be hiding something. But the darkest secrets of all are the ones the three friends kept from each other.

Mentored by bestselling author Rita Falk: “Get involved, shed some light, feel your pulse race – brilliant: Secrets!”
Created side by side with the famous bestselling Spiegel author Rita Falk
Rita Falk joins Stefan Valentin as a mentor for Secrets, the new thriller series for girls. | 14 +

Götz, Andreas (Author) Schürmann, Kerstin (Illustrator)

Betrayal, intrigues and forbidden romance: Lizzy, Finn, Elif and Leon are best friends. When new girl Vanessa comes to their school, they include her in their group. Not until it is far too late do they realise that she has involved them all in a web of intrigue, lies and secrets. One night, things get completely out of hand at a wild party, and the following morning Vanessa is dead. The friends begin to suspect each other because Vanessa had betrayed each of them in the worst possible way. But then Lizzy suddenly remembers exactly what happened that night. Now she knows who has Vanessa on his or her conscience!

Gripping and written in the racy style of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars.
To be continued! Book 2 is due for release in spring 2018.
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Wagner, Heidrun (Author) D'Oro, Miri (Illustrator)

Imagine waking up and no longer knowing who you are.
Imagine that your drawings reveal fragments of memory filled with pain and darkness.
Imagine that you have a secret that has destroyed your whole life.
Imagine that with someone by your side you could make a fresh start.
Would you want to remember?
Revolutionary, new and different: In When You Forget, words and pictures form the combined narrative in the story of Zoe, whose entire memories are erased from one day to the next.
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Groschupf, Johannes (Author)

Jazz and Milan. Two young people in Berlin. Two stories, two perspectives that don't really have anything in common. Jazz only has a fleeting acquaintance with Milan, the rather odd dishwasher from the Tagesspiegel newspaper’s canteen. But for Milan, Jazz is everything. »Every night I sit here and write to her. To a woman I don't even know the name of. You are as beautiful as the moon.« Milan is obsessed with Jazz and little by little, he steals into her life…

Author Johannes Groschupf masterfully immerses himself in the psychology of his two main characters. An extraordinary and gripping thriller that stays with you long after you closed the book.
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Götz, Andreas (Author) Schürmann, Kerstin (Illustrator)

How many intrigues can a friendship survive?
Loner Conni is convinced there’s no such thing as friendship! And he’s dead set on proving it to the Bad Boys and the Little Bitches by splitting them up from the inside. He knows the four friends’ weaknesses and involves one after the other in secret actions designed to show him up us as a completely self-centred hypocrite. Conni’s plan seems to be working, but when Lizzy suddenly has an accident and her friends risk their lives to save her, the true meaning of friendship becomes clear. Conni realises his mistake and has to apologise.

A fascinating web of intrigues and lies – for all fans of the TV series “13 Reasons Why.” Secrets and the dark side of human nature straight from the daily life of the target audience.
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Klein, Martin (Author) Eschweiler, Birgit (Author) Kierzek, Sabine (Author) Fuchs, Amber (Illustrator) | further

A gripping story for “unwilling readers”: the detective comic for beginning readers.
Two plus Three are on the lookout for a new case! When Mrs Thingummy’s ferret is kidnapped, finding him is clearly a job for the detectives and Pepper, their chinchilla. But then more and more pets disappear and everywhere the same letter turns up claiming responsibility. The detectives immediately realise what that means: there are professional kidnappers at work here. But no case is too difficult for Two plus Three!
A picture reader with lots of colour pictures by Amber Fuchs and an exciting detective story by Martin Klein: clever comic fun for beginning readers! The concept was developed by experienced teachers to motivate rather than overwhelm beginning readers.
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Kuhn, Krystyna (Author) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator)

Wake Up or You Will be the Next!

Faye’s insomnia has always made her feel different, but now she is in the greatest danger. Important files have suddenly gone missing, mad Missy’s house has been set on fire, and now Auntie Liz proves to Faye that she is suffering from the same disorder that has already played a part in the mysterious deaths of Zoey Fuller and Fabiana Nunez. Could good-looking Luke be right in thinking that the Monday Club is behind it all? Faye fights desperately to discover the truth about whatever is threatening not just her life.
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Tailor, Kathy (Author)

A remote boarding school
A universally popular girl, who goes missing without trace
Secrets, intrigues, disturbing emotions

Freya’s first days and weeks at the new boarding school are overshadowed by the disappearance of her schoolmate Maria. What has happened to her? What does her ex-boyfriend know? What did she have to do with Oscar, the drug dealer? And why do troublemakers Cora and Bianca threaten Freya when they find out that she’s been investigating the disappearance? Luckily, Freya has Leo, whose love seems to be the only good thing in her life. If only he weren’t her teacher …

- Thirteen Reasons Why meets Gone Girl
- Perfidious revenge thriller in a boarding school setting
- Changing perspectives, false trails, buffling plot | 14 +

Junge, Tobias Rafael (Author) Andersen, Nils (Illustrator)

Logbook entry: School ship missing, mysterious blackmailer! A school ship full of young people in the middle of the Indian Ocean. One by one, night after night, adults go missing and a cruel blackmailer forces the schoolchildren to commit acts of terrorism. It isn’t long before the first body turns up - that of one of the teachers. What has the mysterious Marburg virus found in the contaminated water got to do with it? And how is teacher and vaccine inventor Detering involved in all of this?

Travel adventure in logbook look, with cool illustrations and lots of additional material: GPS data, routes and maps!
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Groschupf, Johannes (Author) Hauptmann, David B. (Illustrator)

Virtual Reality: The book based on the new gaming trend! A deserted orphanage in the middle of the woods, eight teenagers from Berlin, and a virtual reality game that gives each player what he or she secretly desires. The game soon becomes addictive and the friends begin to change as tensions arise within the group. In the end, one of the girls disappears without trace.

The temptations, risks and abysses of the gaming world – a story that closely traces the psyche of the characters. Thrilling suspense!
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Michaelis, Antonia (Author) Schüler, Kathrin (Illustrator)

Breathtaking thriller! An amazing story of love and betrayal.
Inside a cubby hole under the eaves of her new student flat in Tübingen, 18-year-old Svenja finds a scruffy 11-year-old boy, who seems unable or unwilling to speak. She decides to let him stay and calls him Nashville because that’s what’s printed on his T-shirt. When a series of murders targeting homeless people rocks the city, Svenja begins to feel uneasy. Could Nashville, who keeps on mysteriously disappearing, have something to do with it all? Very soon, she realises that not only Nashville’s life is in danger, but her own, too. A grandiose thriller from multi-award-winning author Antonia Michaelis; a captivating and gripping story of love, longing, fears and friends who cannot be trusted.
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Götz, Andreas (Author) Büro Süd GmbH (Illustrator)

Three dead girls, a dark secret and a devilish game: a thriller that gets right under your skin!

Munich, the end of a hot summer. Three girls die within the space of a few weeks – seemingly, it was their own decision. But that is only half the truth. Because all three wanted to go to their deaths with the man they loved. They had no idea that the very man who wanted to die with them would turn out to be their worst enemy.

A subtle page turner about a series of mysterious teenage deaths – about murder, secrets and the darkest depths of human nature.

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Hill, Nova (Author)

The breathtaking finale of “The Woods”: the dark secret that leads them all to their doom …

The teenagers slowly begin to uncover the secrets surrounding the abandoned sanatorium. They realise that their great enemy isn’t Wicca, but one of their own group. The tension mounts - and culminates in a gripping showdown. Will the teenagers manage to set their differences aside in order to survive? This battle has long since ceased to be theirs alone.

Mystery in the style of Netflix dramas “The Society”, “Dark”, and “Stranger Things”.
The trilogy’s finale - with a completely unexpected ending.

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Kaspar, Chris (Author)

For Fans of “One of Us Is Lying” - as thrilling as they come!

Rena is responsible for the death of her friend Joe. Nobody wants anything more to do with her. Nobody, that is, apart from the stranger who has been sending her various weird challenges via WhatsApp. All of them are related to the Seven Deadly Sins. If she doesn’t fulfil a particular challenge, one of the people she loves will pay for it. Rena has no choice but to obey. However, the game becomes increasingly grisly, and there’s no escape for her. Who’s behind all these messages? How is it connected with Joe’s death? And, more importantly: how can she put a stop to this diabolical game?

First class thriller.
Perfidious game involving secret messages and mortal danger.
Compelling, shockingly realistic story about revenge and mortal sin.
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Daugherty, C.J. (Author) Liepins, Carolin (Illustrator)

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Michaelis, Antonia (Author)

Tim appears to be a perfectly normal teenager, while Lilith is generally regarded as an outsider. When she takes on the lead role of the Mexican witch, la bruja, in the theatre group play, strange things happen. As soon as la bruja steps onto the stage, all the others are spellbound in their roles. Also, a special relationship develops outside rehearsals between Tim and la bruja. But soon, rumours begin to circulate that Lilith really is a kind of witch as the dividing line between play and reality becomes increasingly blurred.

- Explores the topics of love, dangerous group dynamics and what it’s like to be the outsider
- A moving story that calls our own behaviour into question
- Outstanding narrative structure with two interwoven storylines | 14 +