Breaker

by Kat Ellis

Kyle Henry has a new name, a new school, and a new life—one without the shadow of the Bonebreaker hanging over him. It's been a year since his serial killer father's execution, and it finally looks like things are turning around for Kyle.

Until he recognizes the girl sitting in the back row in homeroom.

Naomi Steadman is immediately intrigued by Killdeer Academy's newcomer. She does not know he is the son of the man who murdered her mother. What she does know is she and Kyle have a connection with each other—and a spark that Kyle continues to back away from.

Soon after Kyle's arrival, the death count on campus starts to rise. Someone is set on finishing what the Bonebreaker started, and murdering ghosts from the past may be the only thing that can stop the spree.

Told in alternating viewpoints, Kat Ellis's tale of mystery and horror is full of broken bonds and new beginnings.


  • Running Press; May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780762459094
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Breaker
  • Author: Kat Ellis
  • Imprint: Running Press Kids

In The Press

"Spine-chilling and splendidly gory, with a genre-perfect stormy night denouement."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Packed full of suspense, red herrings, and creepy taxidermy, this is an intriguing murder mystery and a compelling look at the ties that bind."
--Booklist


About The Author

Kat Ellis is the author of Blackfin Sk, which was a Junior Library Guild selection and a 2015 YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults selection. She currently lives in Denbighshire, North Wales, with her husband and feral cat.