Bibi feels out of place everywhere - except for Tyme’s End, the deserted house that she breaks into when she thinks nobody is around. There she unexpectedly meets Oliver Gardner, the owner of the house, who has just returned after ten years away. Their stories and the story of Oliver’s grandfather becomes entwined - for Tyme’s End is more than just a deserted house. It is a house that can be romantic, beguiling, sinister and malevolent. A house that had a cruel and manipulative owner.
Zach and his sister Annis, uprooted from their comfortable home to a remote and half-built barn in France, are just trying to keep everything together. When Zach enters a dangerously derelict building nearby, the tottering wall falls and buries him. As Annis races towards him, unbelievably, Zach moves. How could he have survived such a terrible accident?