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The Whistling

(2021)
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'Wonderfully atmospheric, genuinely eery' Guardian
'Gripping, chilling and very, very satisfying' Daily Mail
'A wicked twist . . . brilliant, scary, clever' 5* Reader Review

CURL UP WITH A CHILLING AND GRIPPING GHOST STORY SET ON A FAR-FLUNG SCOTTISH ISLAND . . .

Alone in the world, Elspeth Swansome has taken the position of nanny to a family on the remote Scottish island of Skelthsea.

Her charge, Mary, is a troubled child. Distracted and secretive, she hasn't uttered a word since the sudden death of her twin, William - just days after their former nanny disappeared.

With Mary defiantly silent, Elspeth turns to the islanders. But no one will speak of what happened to William. Just as no one can explain the hypnotic lullabies sung in empty corridors. Nor the strange dolls that appear in abandoned rooms.

Nor the faint whistling that comes in the night . . .

As winter draws in and passage to the mainland becomes impossible, Elspeth finds herself trapped.

But is this house haunted by the ghosts of the past?

OR THE SECRETS OF THE LIVING..?

Chilling, twisty and emotionally gripping, The Whistling is an atmospheric page-turner with shades of the classics, yet a unique twist of its own. Perfect for fans of Susan Hill and Laura Purcell.

READERS ARE CHILLED BY THE WHISTLING

'I was sucked in from page one and read it in one fell swoop' 5* READER REVIEW

'A wicked twist . . . brilliant, scary, clever. Horror writing at its best' 5* READER REVIEW

'A great story with moments of heart-grabbing terror, beautifully written' 5* READER REVIEW



Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"A perfectly conjured setting and an unfolding mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end . . . Atmospheric and eerie, it will chill you to the bone." - Anita Frank

"A terrific, all-absorbing read. A wonderfully eerie haunted house set-up is given new life by brilliant, atmospheric writing, and by those rare things in any ghost story: real heart and feeling. I loved it!" - Gytha Lodge


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Hardback Editions

October 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Whistling: The perfect read for winter nights - a chilling and original new ghost story
Author(s): Rebecca Netley
ISBN: 0-241-53399-6 / 978-0-241-53399-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
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Paperback Editions

October 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Whistling: A chilling and original new ghost story - the perfect Halloween read
Author(s): Rebecca Netley
ISBN: 0-241-53400-3 / 978-0-241-53400-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Availability: Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

October 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Whistling
Author(s): Rebecca Netley
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   


Kindle Editions

October 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Whistling: The perfect read for winter nights - a chilling and original new ghost story
Author(s): Rebecca Netley
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU