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The Folcroft Ghosts

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  2,080 ratings  ·  174 reviews
Tara and her brother Kyle are sent to stay with their estranged grandparents when their mother is hospitalised. May and Peter Folcroft seem warm and charming at first, and the house, hidden in the base of the mountains, is idyllic.

But strange things keep happening.

The swing moves on its own. Peter paces around the house late at night. Doors slam and curtains shift when n
Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Published January 10th 2017
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Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An excellently chilling story that has everything to do with family. Keep the living close, but keep the dead closer? What about when they pass on? Some people just don’t want to let go even in death .... (and that can have layered meanings )

I loved this and couldn’t put it down for very long. I kept reading while eating dinner or breakfast, during commercials, late at night ... you get the idea. This is one of my favorite ones, too. Clever kids and spooky older ppl. Love it! ❤♥⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars Da
THE FOLCROFT GHOSTS, by Darcy Coates, was one of her novels in which I developed a strong attachment to the characters very early on in the tale. Two children, Kyle (11) and Tara (15), find themselves completely uprooted when they are taken to live with their mother's parents--whom they've NEVER met--after a sudden car accident puts their mother in a coma.

". . .a fantasy world was easier to cope with than their new reality."

Grandma May and Grandpa Peter greeted them with so much affection, the
Lilyn G. | Sci-Fi & Scary
Darcy Coates is quickly becoming the author I turn to when I'm wanting a pleasant distraction.

The Folcroft Ghosts has a strong The Visit feel to it for the longest time, but there's a twist in the end you wouldn't be expecting.

Perhaps a full review later.
Great Read!

This was a really good book! I read it in a day and a half! Kept my attention and kept me glued to my kindle! The story is about two teens that go to live with their grandparents while their mother is recuperating in the hospital.

The grandparents are a doting elderly couple who want nothing more then the best for their grandchildren...or so it seems. Also the house they live in is supposedly haunted. The story just reaches in and pulls you into the house with the teens. Darcy Coates
Angel Gelique
Fifteen-year-old Tara Kendall and her eleven-year-old brother, Kyle are taken to their maternal grandparents' house after their mother is in involved in a car accident and slips into a coma. They have never met their grandparents and are reluctant to stay in their remote home, but Peter and May Folcroft are graciously accommodating and seem genuinely concerned for their grandchildren. They lavish them with gifts and more food than they can eat. They spend quality time with them and play family g ...more
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was pretty surprised by the ending. I really enjoyed the premise for this story.

Two teenagers whose mother is in a coma following an accident are sent to live with their grandparents while she is (hopefully) recovering. They have never met these grandparents, they live in a very old house in the middle of nowhere. While their newly found grandparents are nothing but sweet to them, something still feels amiss. Is there more than meets the eye or just two confused teenagers?

I really liked how
siobhan Quinlan
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Cups of Tea rea. Video review
Yet another amazing book by Darcy Coates. The ghosts are just perfect.
After Kyle and Tara`s mother gets into a car accident they go to live with thier grandparents they have never met and things pick up from here. There are amazing twist and turns that will keep you needing to read on. I read this is one sitting
murphy ✌ (daydreamofalife)
2.5 / 5

Good writing, nice characters, decent atmosphere. I just wish it was more... spooky. For a book with the word 'ghost' in the title, I think in the end I found the people more disturbing than the ghosts.

Probably deserves a better rating, to be honest, but I'm a bit bitter that this wasn't as horrifying as I wanted it to be. I'd recommend this to anybody looking for a quick read with minor spookiness.
Dec 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love a good ghost story, so when I saw this come across my bookbub feed (BB knows my weaknesses( I jumped on it. While I usually avoid YA at all costs, I love a good ghost story more. This one was really good, more creepy than scary. Luckily, thanks to evil BB's ways, I have another DC all ready to go when I am wanting a new ghost story to read. First book of 2018!
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pretty good book, held my interest.. wasn't expecting the twist at the end. It did drag a bit in the middle found my self just skimming more than actually reading but it picked back up towards the end.
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Tara and Kyle are sent to live with grandparents. There mother was in a terrible car accident, and is hospitalized in a coma. The funny thing is, Tara and Kyle, have never met their grandparents before. In the beginning, they are lavished with gifts, and more food than they could eat. Their grandparents seemed nice at first but then strange things begin to happen. One of the first things their grandmother May does, is take away their cellphones. She claims there is no signal out this far in the ...more
Shannara Petty
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Chillingly Good

After reading the preview of the book, I was hooked and for good reason. This was a seriously chilling and very compelling read! I really think this should be made into a movie. The characters were believable and the kids reminded me of my sibling and I. I recommend this to anyone who needs a spooky book to read!!
Mortisha Cassavetes
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
I just love Darcy Coates books and this one is just awesome! The story is creepy good! It follows Tara and her brother Kyle as they come to live with their grandparents due to their mother's car accident and in the hospital. Tara finds that her grandparents that she had never met before are a bit odd and their house is secluded and isolating. No cell service and now because of a storm no telephone. Anyone who has ever read a Darcy Coats book knows that it is full of ghosts and so many twists and ...more
Ally Guay
Apr 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I saw the cover to this book and thought, okay, this is clearly only about a haunted house. I have once again been wrong by assuming books based on their title and cover. This book had so much DEPTH. There were ghosts, yes, but there was so much more. There was suspense, mystery, and it was truly a thriller. This is one of those books where you read in one sitting because you MUST know what happens on the next page. Great characters, great plot, great everything. Deficiently going to read more f ...more
Patty Abarno
Oct 24, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a fun read with just enough creepiness to keep me interested. Definitely a timely novel! I am interested in reading more from this author.
Feb 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Darcy Coates never disappoints. In the void left by James Herbert I wanted a ghost story that is atmospheric and not gory, Darcy Coates provides all the elements I am looking for. I am accumulating her works and I have loved each individual reading experience. An unexpected accident leaves two youngsters in the care of their grandparents, people they have never met. There is something not right at Folcroft. Tara and Kyle soon become aware that their relatives are hiding something and there is a ...more
A pretty great book with lots of twists and turns.

So I have been meaning to read this one, but couldn't find it, then I found the audio book, and while I don't like audio books (it is just so slow, I can read the same book in +/- 2 hours while they take 5 to 6 hours for it), I just had to get this one.

I do have to reduce one star from the total for the audio book/narrator. The narrator just didn't fit, and I was plenty of bored. I even noticed that I was falling asleep at times. She was just re
Gomathy Subramanian
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Darcy Coates never fails to fascinate me!! She has become my destination when I am in a mood for horror.

Fifteen-year-old Tara Kendall and her brother Kyle were taken to their grandparents' home after their mom is being involved in an accident. Tara and Kyle, who have never met their grandparents before try to settle into the Folcrofts family until their mother recovers. One day Tara happens to capture a glimpse of a spirit in her picture and her dubiety towards the house grows stronger. As the
Dec 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
i love the cover. i am usually a person to be more out to read it over watching a creepy movie. at least you can close a book cover ... if you get to freaked out!! such suspense, mystery and some thriller there too. i don't read this genre often ...but when i do ... i know i will always come back ...but not often ... u know ... hope that make sense ... it is a genre i do some ... but not on the daily ... must read ... if u love this genre ... take it in.
Daymare Dan
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Surprisingly enjoyable

I got this book on kindle unlimited for "free" as a secondary read to my books. I always like to have a book on my kindle aswell as reading a physical book (about something else) but this book became my priority read. It hooked me in and i couldn't stop reading until it was over. Nice work Darcy Coates. Can't wait to read more from you .
Baileigh Higgins
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the characters, the setting, the name it. It had a real old-school feel to it, with gradual tension building throughout to a spooky culmination. Definitely a favorite!
DeAnna Knippling
Apr 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Suspenseful ghost story, full of twists and turns. I had one issue with the ending, but not enough to dislike the book. Fine for middle grade and up, I think there were a couple of minor swears. A fun read.
Atherly Jane
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! It was not the ending I was expecting, so many twists and turns. It did not head in the direction I thought it would. The author has an amazing way of telling such a spine chilling story without giving anything away!
Dec 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Super quick and easy read, and a really good ghost story x
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As always, Darcy Coates delivers a great story with lovely characters. I especially loved the way the tension rose throughout the whole novel and the final twist.
Amanda Mae
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jan 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, horror, own-it
Excellent spooky ghost story!
Jan 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, read-2019
One of the reading goals that I set for myself in 2019 was to:
A.) Try to finish the various series I've started and abandoned. OR
B.) Try to read all the books by the various authors I've read and enjoyed. (I know.... impossible haha)

In order to do this I've been spending a lot of time perusing my previously read books and seeing what else the authors have published/do I own any of their other books? One author I noticed I read a couple books by & owned a bunch more was Darcy Coates. SO I've
Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the third Darcy Coates novel that I have read, and I enjoyed every minute of it. As with any good ghost story, clues that help the characters (and readers) figure out what was going on were dropped at a pace that kept me interested, while not giving so much away that I got bored. The tension built brilliantly, leading up to the final confrontation. The setting was successful in providing me with a feeling of claustrophobia, as the characters were cut off from the world. I found myself wa ...more
Nov 29, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: aussie, spec-fic
So. I enjoyed the concept behind this one. The idea of the haunting was great, but I wish we'd seen more of the household ghosts throughout the story. I think making this a bit longer and including more detail, more mystery, would have been a good thing. I wanted more of the ghosts.

Tara annoyed me a little bit, while I quite liked Kyle's character. May and Peter were great characters, but I wanted more from the backstory and consequent events - nothing really scared me about this one. I was int
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Darcy is the USA Today Bestselling author of Hunted, The Haunting of Ashburn House, Craven Manor, and more than a dozen horror and suspense titles.

She lives on the Central Coast of Australia with her family, cats, and a garden full of herbs and vegetables.

Darcy loves forests, especially old-growth forests where the trees dwarf anyone who steps between them. Wherever she lives, she tries to have a
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