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3.73  ·  Rating Details ·  41 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Samuel is trapped by huge snow drifts in an old, remote house. And that s not the only thing causing a cold shiver to creep down his spine. He feels like the ghostly figure in the locked library has a message ... but who is it for?
Fiona lives in the big house, but will that help the two of them to break the curse on her family? As the ice sets in, they uncover a centurie
Paperback, 167 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by Kelpies
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Mar 25, 2014 Abbie rated it really liked it
One of the first horror related books I read. Had me hooked from the get go.
Jan 03, 2009 Douglas rated it really liked it
This was one of my books to read for my trip to Scotland.
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Jul 10, 2014 Zoe Beat rated it it was amazing
this is the book that got me into reading! loved it
good short read.
Sep 23, 2015 H rated it liked it
A middle grade (4-6) ghost story about two children living on a remote Scottish estate, who encounter a ghost of a weeping woman - a ghost who may be responsible for the death of the girl's father. The children - Samuel and Fiona - begin to investigate who or what is haunting the house, and deal with Fiona's brother, who may be possessed by a centuries old curse. About on a level with Mary Downing Hahn for scariness, entirely appropriate for 4th-6th graders looking for a creepy read.
How in the world did this book win an award? It was one of the slowest and most repetitive stories I've read in a long time. Characters say and do the same thing over and over, chapter after chapter, rarely advancing the plot forward. The dialogue was disjointed and often random. The entire book felt like the author had a beginning and an end, but absolutely no idea what to do with the middle.
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A terrific snow bound ghost story. Renewed my desire to visit the Scottish moors, albeit perhaps not in winter.
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Two children encounter a ghost.

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Alex Nye is a children's author, published by Floris and Fledgling. She has been writing for many years and is inspired by the Scottish landscape and history. She describes herself as the most Scottish Englishwoman in Children's Fiction. FOR MY SINS is her fourth book, this time a historical novel for adults about Mary, Queen of Scots, sitting in her prison cell at the end of her life, stitching ...more
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“All around him the branches of the trees had frozen solid, reaching out white fingers of glass that looked as if they would shatter in any breeze, or chime like musical bells. The world looked strangely magical.” 0 likes
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