Synopsis: Sweet Molly once lived in Eastport

Sweet Molly once loved the sea

Sweet Molly lost Liam to the shadows

Now Sweet Molly is coming for ye …

Mallory hasn’t quite adapted to life in her new town of Eastport yet. Maybe it’s because everyone is obsessed with keeping the town’s reputation as one of the most haunted places to visit.

And thanks to the nightmares she’s had since arriving, Mallory is having a hard time sleeping. Combined with the unsettling sensation of being watched and losing chunks of time, she’s worried that maybe the ghost stories she’s been quick to dismiss might actually be real.

When Mallory has a terrifying encounter with the same old woman from her dreams, she’s not sure what to do. With Eastport gearing up to celebrate the anniversary of their first recorded legend Mallory is forced to investigate the one legend she’s always secretly been afraid of . . . Sweet Molly.

Release Date: 6th September 2022

Genres: Horror, Paranormal, Middle Grade, Teen, Friendship, Small Town, Halloween, Ghost Stories

Pages: 304

Thank you so much to Sourcebooks kids and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.

Review: I really loved the creepy small town story filled with curses and ghost stories it really helped set the scene for the book, instantly it was filled with eeriness that the town just ignored and turned into a joke for attracting outsiders in.

This was so gripping from the very first word and my goodness did I love this book. It was creepy, eerie and scary from start to finish. It scared me, made me jump whilst reading as I was so immersed into this world. It was written and weaved together so so perfectly.

The characters were amazing in this book and I loved how they all worked so perfectly together each of the kids offered something unique to solving what was going on and what to do about it, they worked so well together. I also really liked how all the towns people were always watching, always overly eccentric about the events and the set up of the decorations. Let’s also not forget the scary star of the book Sweet Molly she was terrifying and fantastically written, she had an interesting story and even twists I didn’t see coming. Oh yeah and she scared me so so much.

Mallory had a lot to take on from her fears and hauntings, to figuring out why and what was going on and why her, to normal life issues and then the big town gag events that she has to be part of. Then luckily with help of her wonderful friends they have to come up with the next plan of action. She goes through so much and deals with so much of it herself she was such an interesting protagonist character.

This is such an absolutely incredible horror book it’s so creepy throughout and it made me jump a few times and be scared constantly. I highly recommend this to anyone that loves horror, it’s so well thoughtful out and written and I loved it.

About Author: Lindsay Currie is the author of spooky middle grade novels. While she’s never experienced anything truly paranormal, Lindsay enjoys researching her city’s forgotten history and learning about the events that shaped the many ghost legends in Chicago. When she’s not reading or writing a mystery novel of her own, Lindsay can generally be found taking long walks with her family, chilling with one of her three dogs, or searching the graveyard for her next antagonist.

Lindsay has three middle-grade novels out currently – THE PECULIAR INCIDENT ON SHADY STREET, SCRITCH SCRATCH, and WHAT LIVES IN THE WOODS. Coming soon: THE GIRL IN WHITE!

To find out more about Lindsay, please visit her website at Twitter: Instagram: @lindsayncurrie TikTok: @lindsaycurrieauthor


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