The Finding Machine
by Lucy Lyons
One grey, winter morning, Alex inherits a mysterious invention from her late father. The Finding Machine solves mysteries. And contains a big one, too. The question is...why did her dad build it, and who was he trying to find?
It’s 1998, and Alex Martin’s life is falling apart. She’s fast approaching the big 3-0, with her dreams of making it as an artist in shreds. Her handsome housemate Antony’s moving on to better things while she’s stuck in a dead-end job, touch-typing for a living like a 1950s pool secretary.
The Finding Machine changes everything. But the biggest mystery of all lies deep within its wiring — the unsolved disappearance of a little girl, dating back seventy years.
What happened to the girl, all those years ago? Who was she?
Alex is going to need Antony’s help if she’s to join the dots and solve the case. But as dark family secrets are revealed, will the Finding Machine bring them together…or push them further apart?
“Wow, what a fantastic debut.
An absolute page-turner!”
A superb mystery, and a very unique story that will keep you guessing.”
“This story has movie or TV series written all over it.”
“Such a terrific book. I’ve been recommending it to everyone!”
“I simply can’t wait to see what this wonderful author comes up with next.”
Author of The Finding Machine
Lucy Lyons worked in London as an editorial illustrator before realising she loved writing novels so much, she wanted to do that full-time.
She now lives in leafy Surrey with her illustrator husband, two grown-up boys and a bearded dragon called Pancake. When she’s not at her desk writing, she loves to escape into the garden and other worlds.
Lucy writes page-turning mystery novels with a sprinkling of magic.