Cover for Breaker by Kat Ellis, features yellow title text against a grey, cloudy sky, blending into a giant owl's face with red and yellow eyes. Silhouette of two figures walking across a rooftop at bottom of cover, with KAT ELLIS in white text over.

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Kyle Henry has a new name, a new school, and a new life. A year has passed since his serial killer father’s execution, and it finally looks like he has a chance to escape the stigma and fear that haunts him. 

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

Naomi Steadman is immediately intrigued by Kyle, but she doesn’t know he is the son of the man who murdered her mother. What she does know is she and Kyle have a connection—and a spark that Kyle continues to back away from.

Pretty soon, the death count on campus starts to rise. Someone is set on finishing what the Bonebreaker started, and reliving the horrors of their 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.


“Breaker ticks my boxes – strong characterisation, propulsive storytelling and a blood-chilling serial killer mystery. Glorious.” — C.J. Skuse, Author of Sweetpea

“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

“Fans of YA thrillers will be hooked from the first page. . . . A standout thriller with a splash of romance.”—School Library Journal

Trigger warnings: drug use; death and dead bodies; physical violence.