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Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough
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Wow! It's quite some time since I read a book that kept me reading so intensely. I quite literally didn't want to put it down - it was compulsive reading AND it had me so creeped out I didn't dare stop.

Playing on childish fears that you had forgotten about - movements in the shadows, the whisper of voices in the wind, the fear of strange places and old houses with locked doors - and mixing them with the chilling eeriness of witchcraft and folk legends, Long Lankin scares you in a subtle way that gets your heart racing without you even noticing.

I don't want to say too much about the plot for fear of taking away the mystery that helps to drag you through the book by your collar but the narrative voices throughout are brilliant - they make you laugh, they make you cry and they frighten you.

Or at least they frightened me. A lot.

Inspired by an old folk song (which is pretty creepy all by itself) this début novel is a definite must-read. I finished it hours ago and I'm still a little twitchy...
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Tanja Now I'm even more excited to read this. Oh real life and exams go away! ;)


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