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The Whistling

(2021)
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FEEL SHIVERS DOWN YOUR SPINE WITH THIS CHILLING AND GRIPPING GHOST STORY SET ON A FAR-FLUNG SCOTTISH ISLAND . . .

'Wonderfully atmospheric, genuinely eerie' GUARDIAN
'Gripping, chilling and very, very satisfying' DAILY MAIL
'A ghost story that kept me guessing' SUSAN STOKES-CHAPMAN
'Perfect for a cold winter's night'DAILY MIRROR
'It will chill you to the bone' ANITA FRANK
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If you're looking for a chilling tale as we head towards Halloween, you've found it' HEAT
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When Elspeth arrives on a remote Scottish island to become nanny to a young child, she hopes to bond with her. Until she learns that, for reasons no one will explain, Mary has not spoken for months.

And the girl's silence is not the only mystery.

Hypnotic lullabies drift down empty corridors.
Strange dolls appear in abandoned rooms.
And as the nights draw in, darker questions arise . . .

What happened to Mary's late twin, William? Why did their previous nanny disappear so suddenly?

And is the whistling Elspeth hears at night just the storm outside?

Or is somebody coming for her . . . ?
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*Longlisted for the Ondaatje Prize*

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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