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The Fear Man

(Ghosts and Other Hauntings #3)

3.30  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews
A dreadful secret hangs over the deserted house on Roman Road. What is it that keeps drawing Andrei to it? Why is his mother so afraid of the place? And what is the unknown presence, not human, not a ghost that seems to be stalking the family: Andrei and his mother, his little sister (who believes she can do magic) and their baby brother? Andrei's mother has been constantl ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 14th 1997 by Orion Children's (first published November 27th 1995)
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Anne Zandt
Jul 02, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
I read this book in the bus and was finished quite soon as it didn’t hit the 200 pages. The chapters were rather long with little spacings for stops, but many sentences ended with the page end and the stopping problem I mentioned yesterday, wasn’t that bad through this.
Most of the story was rather slow, but the pace picked up whenever there was a threat to the children and during the finale. This was probably due to the first person narrator, which was a bit odd at the beginning, but I soon got
Pam Baddeley
Interesting and different urban fantasy for YA/teens. Good creepy read. One aspect I did not quite buy - (view spoiler) but it was an interesting multi cultural story of family life under pressure from a menacing past figure.
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Ann Halam is a pseudonym of Gwyneth Jones.

As well as being a children’s author, Ann Halam writes adult science fiction and fantasy books as the popular and prizewinning author Gwyneth Jones. Her most recent titles for Wendy Lamb Books are Dr. Franklin’s Island, Taylor Five, and Siberia. She lives in Brighton, England.

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