ISBN:  978-0-9873708-08
Reading Age:   8-12 years
Length:             98 pages


Taya is not happy that her family has moved from their home in the city to the tiny fishing village of Bascombe Bay.

She has only been in her new home for a few hours when she finds herself mixed up in a fifty year old mystery.

​She meets Mae, an elderly lady, who because of a long ago love, seems to hold the key to the treasure. 

But is there really a treasure or is it all just a rumour?

​Two local boys certainly think the treasure is real. They spend their time stalking Mae in an attempt to make her lead them to it.

They soon turn their attention to Taya as well, making life difficult for her.
Taya is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery and to help Mae, but the clues don't seem to add up.

Is the painting of the lighthouse a clue or is it merely a keepsake?

Are you a treasure hunter too?
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This book definitely held my interest. It was suspenseful and when each chapter ended I found myself really wanting to read more.
I would recommend this book for young readers from ages 8 up to 12 year olds as it is a well-written, easy to read book with a good  storyline.


My name is Taya and I've read all of the Taya Bayliss books and I like them!  I especially like all the mysteries she has to solve.  And it's really cool that my name is Taya as well!  
Taya - Aged 8. Victoria, Australia.


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