March 2015: A lovely review on Amazon from

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This review is from: Treasure This (Paperback)
Treasure This is a brilliant book with cliff-hanger all the way!
I could not put it down and was reading it when ever I could!
Kay has a brilliant style of writing and I hope she writes a sequel.
Definitely a must read!
(reprinted with permission)


And here was a nice write-up from the Bath Chronicle‘s Weekend magazine of 10th October 2013:

Bath Chronicle, Weekend Mag, 10th October 2013

Bath Chronicle, Weekend Mag, 10th October 2013




My very first reader and reviewer was Sam Pettit, who was 10 when he read the book, and  lives in Spain:

I really enjoyed the book the characters were great and she should really keep the Scotish words but there were some words i did not understand like it says in the book “she made a tsk sound” and i didn’t understand that part … but overall the book was amazing and it is great for my age group and when my mum said “sam take a little break” i just kept saying five more minutes i couldn’t stop reading it kept me going.and when i started the book i loved the part when she finds out theres not only 1 body in the ground theres 4.and i will definitely be telling people in my school about this book i know they will enjoy it as much as i did.   Sam Pettit

Thanks Sam, for being my first reader and for giving me such an honest and great review! I’m glad you liked it so much you couldn’t put it down. That’s always a good sign. Kay


Kirsty Branscombe

5.0 out of 5 stars    Treasure This!

“I thoroughly enjoyed reading Treasure This. It was brilliantly written and the end of each chapter left me eager to read on. Although it states 10+, I’m in my late 20’s and simply couldn’t put it down, I would therefore recommend it to adults and children alike who enjoy an exciting tale with a twist. I look forward to reading more material by this author in the future!”

JerseyQueen     5.0 out of 5 stars

A ‘Treasure’ of a book!!

A book that is not just for children, but adults who still celebrate the child within. I loved the plot, intrigue, humour, a great story-line and characters who you want to cheer on. As the saying goes ‘a page turner’.

Krissie     5.0 out of 5 stars

Great read

I am so glad I bought this book, even though the author is not well known YET. I think she should be – what a wonderful story and so well written. My whole family have enjoyed it, and are looking forward to the next book by Kay Leitch.

Catherine Lynch     5.0 out of 5 stars

What a great read!

What a fantastic little book. Kept me enthralled to the end and continuing to guess and change my mind throughout. Would highly recommend for children and adults alike. I look forward to the author’s next book.

 Miss Mary L. English     5.0 out of 5 stars    

A Writing Treasure

I enjoyed every moment of this book. I don’t normally read teen fiction but this was for a present for my niece and I thought I’d read it before I gave it to her.

The story moves at a nice, fast pace, so it genuinely is a page-turner.

I liked the characters and all the bother they got themselves into….and especially the little boy called ‘Leaf’ (Kay explains how he got his name)

If you’re a teen, you’ll enjoy this. If you’re in your 50’s (like me) you’ll also enjoy it as I seriously think it’s a brilliant piece of active, story-telling…

I hope my niece enjoys it as much as me! and I look forward to Kay’s next books, she surely can’t stop here????!!!

sscarllet     4.0 out of 5 stars

Exciting Read

Treasure This was an exciting read. I enjoyed the mystery and ‘the chase’ of it all, and I didn’t guess the ending! My favorite part was Addison’s voice. She came across as a sweet but trying to be tough adolescent. I would call her an updated version of Harriet the Spy. The realness of Addison’s point of view makes me want to read more about her adventures.

Victoria M     5.0 out of 5 stars

Great debut

This is a really satisfying read – and unusual. It was great to find a book to read that surprised me. The characters are warm, easy to identify with and I really enjoyed the part where the heroine finally teams up with her older sister, Caitlin, and friend Edward, along with younger brother Leaf, to find out whodunnit. It’s a thriller with a light touch, the sort of humour that gets you into a story. Wicked!

Lovetoread:     5.0 out of 5 stars


Warmly written and engaging book .The author certainly knows how to write compelling characters and create atmosphere – really enjoyed it – will be looking out for more by Kay Leitch.

Sandy     5.0 out of 5 stars

It’s not every day when your sister thinks your relatives are hiding dead bodies, and it turns out to be true! That’s exactly what happens in this fun adventure novel for 8-12 year olds. This is a good suspenseful novel without being scary or inappropriate.

4 Responses to NEWS and REVIEWS

  1. Di Tatlock says:

    I too have red this book, although I am nearer 100 than ten (70 to be precise!). I thoroughly enjoyed it. The characters were well drawn in the main, although there could have been a little more depth in the Goth sister of the heroine, Addy. It was good to have characters reflecting a cross section of contemporary family life from younger brother to Granny and Great Aunts.
    The story maintained a good pace with new and exciting action in each chapter, whilst overall a thrilling climax was reached. I particularly liked the open ending which would allow younger readers to remain involved and to reach their own conclusions about what had happened and what would happen in the future. Very enjoyable!

  2. kayrleitch says:

    Thank you very much for this, Di. I’m delighted you enjoyed the story (and the ending). I’m glad it appeals to all ages.

  3. jorgia maynard-pickett says:

    A fantastic read right to the last page cannot believe it’s your first book can’t wait for the next one. Jorgia

  4. kayrleitch says:

    Thank you, Jorgia! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. I’m working hard on the next one right now.

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