Eerie and atmospheric with a monster at its heart, this little gem of a ghost story is guaranteed to haunt you long after you've put the book down!
‘This is the entrance to the Witch Well and behind that door you’d face your worst nightmare. Don’t ever go through there.'
Night falls, the portcullis rises in the moonlight, and young Billy starts his first night as a prison guard. But this is no ordinary prison. There are haunted cells that can’t be used, whispers and cries in the night . . . and the dreaded Witch Well. Billy is warned to stay away from the prisoner down in the Witch Well. But who could it be? What prisoner could be so frightening? Billy is about to find out . . .
An unforgettable ghost story from the creator of the Wardstone Chronicles (Spook's Apprentice) series.
“Steeped in superstition . . . Will satisfy the most hardened fan of horror.”
Amanda Craig, The Times
“Spine-tingling . . . will scare even the bravest readers!”
Julia Eccleshare, Lovereading
“Well written and scary”
Books for Keeps
“A perfect Halloween read for young readers”
The Chronicle (Dudley)
“Spine tingling story with many jumpy moments - not for the faint hearted!”
“Spooky, mysterious, with a good twist to the tale.”
“An excellent book and one which would be wonderful for reading aloud at Halloween”
The School Librarian
“This grim tale is very handsomely presented and will appeal to fearless young readers with a taste for the macabre.”
“Excellent for reluctant older readers.”
“Deliciously dark and macabre... with excellent and atmospheric black and white illustrations throughout.”
“Eerie and atmospheric”