From Goodreads: “When Ellie and her family move into Inchwood Manor, Ellie quickly discovers strange things are happening. Who is the mysterious boy at the window? What secrets lie within the abandoned nursery? Who is the woman who haunts Ellie’s dreams – and why has she returned to the Manor, after more than a century? Ellie finds herself entangled in a Victorian mystery of ghosts and tunnels and secret documents – and discovers that life all those years ago isn’t so different from the world she knows today…Rob Keeley’s first novel for children brings out all the ingredients of the classic ghost story within a recognizable modern world setting.”
This was a great listen and something a bit different for me. I’m so glad I saw the shout out for this by the author on Twitter.
I’m a bit of a scaredy cat and don’t normally listen to ghost stories, but as it’s a children’s ghost story I figured it wouldn’t be too scary.
I really did enjoy following Ellie and her escapades with the mysterious boy at the window and the woman haunting her dreams. This was really good ghost story, and once I got into I didn’t want to stop listening. I wanted to find out what it was all about and how everything would end for Ellie and her family.
As you’d expect there was a lot of objects mysteriously flying through the air, strange noises and apparitions in the house. Poor Ellie didn’t feel like she could tell her Mum or brother Charlie about what was going on, so she got in trouble quite a few times as investigated what was going on.
I loved the way the story went with a the twists and turns along the way making me smile and nod in approval.
I’ve left this deliberately vague as I don’t want to give the plot away and spoil the story as, it’s only a short book.
The narration is by Sally Millest an new to me narrator who reads the story expertly. I especially like her portrayal of the ghosts.
I definitely recommend this if you enjoy children’s ghost stories and I can’t wait to read or listen to the other books in the series.