When their mother is hospitalized, Tara and Kyle are sent to stay with their only remaining relatives, their grandparents.
It's their first time meeting May and Peter Folcroft. The elderly couple seem friendly at first, and the house, hidden in the base of the mountains, is full of nooks to explore.
But strange things keep happening. The swing moves on its own. Peter paces around the house late at night and seems obsessed with the lake where his sister drowned. Doors slam and curtains shift when no one is inside. And one room is kept permanently locked.
When a storm cuts the phone line - their only contact with the outside world - Tara and Kyle must find a way to protect themselves from their increasingly erratic grandparents...and from the ghosts that inhabit the Folcrofts' house.
©2017 Darcy Coates (P)2017 Darcy Coates
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2 out of 5 stars
By L on 26-09-17


I'm really not sure what to make of this. It's not scary at all which is disappointing for a book in the 'horror' category. It desperately wants to be frightening, and it really, really tires, but it fails miserably. The characters are okay but you don't find yourself feeling particularly enamored with any of them. I'm also not sure where this book is supposed to be set. The narrator is British but the language used makes it seem like the book is set in another country. For example we don't have bears or cougars in the UK. On the topic of the narrator I have to say she isn't the best. Her voice is clear but her reading style is horrible and the story is delivered in a weird mix of monotone and strange emphasis.

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1 out of 5 stars
By T on 03-07-17


Its read by a bland annoying reader, the story is flawed, the whole experience was a waste of time and money.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Dana on 21-02-17


It was a very enjoyable ghost story, if you like ghost stories. I enjoyed the reader very much! I liked it even more because they didn't use bad words. It was something I would even let my 12 year old listen to. It is worth a try if you are looking for a great story with enjoyable language. It is so hard to find that now a days. It was really nice. Proof that you don't have to have foul language to be an excellent book. I hope more people take a chance on this book! I hope this author continues to write more like this one.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Marcus on 11-04-17

An extremely well-executed take on the familiar

Right off the bat, you know something is up with the grandparents of these kids, and they do too. Though they try to accept it all and fit in, small things begin to occur to them (some of which, admittedly, didn't occur to me) and they begin to question more than accept.

Several times during the story, you're thrown a slight curve and wonder if what you "know" is really it or if there is more. There's almost always more, and there's several times during the tale that you'll likely be creeped out or in suspense.

More impressively, I didn't find any of the suspensful or "scary" moments to be derived from any of the usual cheap tricks that tend to dominate stories like these. The author really put in work to craft situations that had you just as confused and concerned as our poor little protagonists.

I felt the narrator did a great job here as well. Pleasant accent that wasn't hard (for this American) to understand and added to the atmosphere of the story.

I'd definitely recommend this book and will look for more from both this author and narrator.

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