The Creeper Man10-12 years
A spine-chilling psychological thriller from stunning talent and author of The Dead House, Dawn Kurtagich. Sinister and creepily atmospheric, Dawn's second YA title is sure to grip fans of Stephen King, Kendare Blake and Juno Dawson.
When sisters Silla and Nori escape London and their abusive father, Aunt Cath's country house feels like a safe haven. But slowly, ever so slowly, things begin to unravel. Aunt Cath locks herself in the attic and spends day and night pacing. Every day the forbidden surrounding forest inches slowly towards the house. A mysterious boy appears, offering friendship. And Nori claims that a man watches them from the dark forest - a man with no eyes, who creeps ever closer. . .
Kurtagich's horror imagery is satisfying and affecting-her descriptions of the day-to-day decay the girls face are as rich and scary as the monstrous man who scuttles around on all fours and the teeming mud pits that are waiting in the woods. A great next read for teens who enjoy being scared.
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
Kurtagich has created an incredibly assured, claustrophobic horror with a fractured and troubled teen narrator that will have you gripped to the very last page
A very dark story that begs to be read with the lights firmly switched on -- I loved it