Synopsis: Aveline Jones loves reading ghost stories, so a dreary half-term becomes much more exciting when she discovers a spooky old book. Not only are the stories spine-tingling, but it once belonged to Primrose Penberthy, who vanished mysteriously, never to be seen again. Intrigued, Aveline decides to investigate Primrose’s disappearance.

Now someone… or something, is stirring. And it is looking for Aveline.

Turn on your torches, and join Aveline Jones in her first charmingly spooky mystery, from debut author Phil Hickes. 

Release Date: 17th September 2020

Format Read: Ebook

Genres: Middle Grade, Horror, Paranormal, Mystery

Pages: 224

Thank you so much to NetGalley and Usborne Publishing for the e-arc copy to read and review.

Review: This was exceptional, it was eerie from the very start, it had you gripping things, clenching your fists with fear and anticipation. The story was creepy and enthralling each page made you enticed and desperate to know how the story was going to unfold.

From the second we meet Aveline we are met with an interesting child who loves ghosts and all things haunting, then as they drive into her aunts creepy beach side town we see a child like creepy scarecrow, in which starts us off on the mystery we get to unfold whilst reading.

As the story progresses and Aveline finds out more, witnesses more it gets creepier and creepier which was probably one of my favourite parts of the story as the tension within yourself whilst building gets higher and higher and draws you into the story so much more.

I have literally zero faults with this book, it’s rare for me personally to find a horror book that I see as perfection, but this here Book is literally perfection. The characters are all so fascinating and realistically written, the story itself is enticing, paced appropriately and has the right amount of eerie, creepy, mystery. The author has crafted together this wonderfully exceptional horror book that will suit any age.

I am excited and desperately awaiting the sequel that was advertised at the back of the book I know it’s going to be just as exquisitely written as this one was.


Where to buy: Amazon UK, Book Depository, Waterstones


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