13 Days Of Midnight
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384 pages | Paperback Author: Leo Hunt Publisher: Orchard Books
As inheritances go, a
big fat pile of cash is probably better than an old book and eight ghosts – but that’s precisely what 16- year- old Luke Manchett gets when his TV- ghosthunter dad dies.
Horror needs a strong foundation of normality in order for you to suspend your disbelief for the supernatural side of things, and that’s precisely what Leo Hunt builds. Luke’s world of school, rugby and drinking cider in the park with his mates feels true, making the vengeful spirits seem both believable and all the more scary.
It’s a bit of a cliché to have the oddball help the hero, but that doesn’t spoil the fun. Adult readers won’t be too frightened by the story, but it’s sure to be satisfyingly chilling to the YA readers it’s aimed at. Miriam McDonald