Kidnap at Mystery Island

It is the year 2080. Life is high-tech and climate change is carefully managed. Many kids are born with super-powers and Dom is a human chameleon. Dom’s evil billionaire father Dezi Krate is intent on illegally mining the seabed off the Coromandel in Aotearoa. Dezi must somehow avoid the coastal rangers who protect the fragile marine environment.

When Dezi kidnaps Zoe Walker, youngest niece of the local coastal rangers, Dom has to choose between doing the right thing and protecting his family. Will he cross his terrifying father to save Zoe? 


Kidnap at Mystery Island is a thrilling futuristic adventure story that made for a riveting read. Each of the characters have a super-power that young readers will love. Set in the Coromandel of the future, and filled with well-rounded characters, the story makes for compelling reading.”

Penny Scown

Scholastic NZ

“I loved this book from the moment I read the first sentence and I just couldn’t put it down. The plot was intriguing and the characters were relatable but also inspiring, with such cool super powers. The description of the settings created a really vivid painting in my head. My favourite book of all time.”

McKenzie Petitpas

Age 11


Kidnap at Mystery Island is available at good bookstores. Or you can order an autographed copy from the author, click here.

For Teachers

A teaching unit for reading groups has been developed by Scholastic for Kidnap at Mystery Island. Click here for the teaching unit.

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In the Works...

Watch this space for the next Coastal Rangers adventure.