The Pearl Thief


by Elizabeth Wein (Author)

Book Cover for The Pearl Thief

   Book 1   
Pages: 326

Before Verity…there was Julie.

When fifteen-year-old Julia Beaufort-Stuart wakes up in the hospital, she knows the lazy summer break she’d imagined won’t be exactly like she anticipated. And once she returns to her grandfather’s estate, a bit banged up but alive, she begins to realize that her injury might not have been an accident. One of her family’s employees is missing, and he disappeared on the very same day she landed in the hospital.

Desperate to figure out what happened, she befriends Euan McEwen, the Scottish Traveller boy who found her when she was injured, and his standoffish sister, Ellen. As Julie grows closer to this family, she experiences some of the prejudices they’ve grown used to firsthand, a stark contrast to her own upbringing, and finds herself exploring thrilling new experiences that have nothing to do with a missing-person investigation.

Her memory of that day returns to her in pieces, and when a body is discovered, her new friends are caught in the crosshairs of long-held biases about Travellers. Julie must get to the bottom of the mystery in order to keep them from being framed for the crime. 

Code Name Verity Cycle Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Code Name Verity Cycle
Reading level: 14+
Books in series: 4
Read in order? No
Tags: historical  war  action  spy  suspense  friendship 

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Books in series order

1.   The Pearl Thief  (2017)
2.   The Enigma Game  (2020)
3.   Code Name Verity  (2012)
4.   Rose Under Fire  (2013)