Mo Appleby's life changes dramatically when he and his mum move across the street to live with his new step family. When weird things begin happening, Mo realises they’re something to do with the odd woman who his moved into his old house. Why does she always keep the curtains drawn? What’s her association with the strange new people in town? And what’s the connection with the mysterious disappearance of his father?
Mo and Lottie, his spirited new step-sister, join forces to solve these mysteries little knowing the danger they will soon find themselves in.
This is a joyful book. Funny, heart-warming and also at times genuinely scary. It’s populated with all manner of weird and the wonderful characters that keep the story bouncing along at a thrilling pace. It’s a great read – entertainment for sure, but with some thoughtful themes that give an extra bite. I will be reading more by Jennifer Killick. A quick shout out for Gareth Conway’s exuberant cover too.
Paperback: 220 pages
Publisher: Firefly Press (18 April 2019)
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