Roseita Fortesque is only five years old when she frees a bazaar dog in Kiruma, patiently waiting to be sold for food. The Kirumese people thought it had escaped and bitten her – she never told them the truth.
She couldn’t bear the sight of the poor cats and dogs, cooped up in cages, looking so ill in the heat. They couldn’t know what was happening to them – but she did and she hated it. Those dreadfully sad looking creatures would be eaten for food by the people, who were so poor she’d heard from Hamish, they ate whatever they could or starved...
Worse still, she loves that hated bazaar dog, which the Kirumese people believe will bring disaster and ruin to their nation. She also loves the teenage boy next door, Hamish Martlett, who has a puzzling mystery in his past. Together, in secret, they feed the bazaar dog. How could she possibly foresee the terrifying consequences that saving one dog’s life could bring?
Greg Martlett, Hamish’s millionaire father, threatens and bribes a Kirumese man into killing Roseita. She is tricked and hounded as she travels from country to country, trying to escape his clutches, wanting to find Hamish again. When, at last, she discovers Hamish’s tragic secret, who is it who finally saves her life?
Roseita Hamish and the Beast
is a thrilling mystery story that will appeal to fans of adventure, intrigue and faraway places.