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  • Published: 14 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241533994
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $43.99

The Whistling

A chilling and original new ghost story - the perfect Halloween read




A spine-chilling ghost story with a thrilling mystery at its heart, set on a wild island off the coast of Scotland

Alone in the world, Elspeth Swansome takes up the position of nanny on a remote Scottish island.

Her charge, Mary, is distracted, secretive - and hasn't uttered a word since the death of her twin, William, just days after their former nanny disappeared.

No one can say what happened to William. Just as no one can explain the lullabies sung in empty corridors. Nor the whistling that comes in the night...

Winter draws in. Passage to the mainland becomes impossible. Elspeth finds herself trapped.

But is this house haunted by the ghosts of the past?

OR THE SECRETS OF THE LIVING..?

  • Published: 14 October 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241533994
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $43.99

Praise for The Whistling

A perfectly conjured setting and an unfolding mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end . . . Atmospheric and eerie, it will chill you to the bone

Anita Frank, author of <i>The Lost Ones</i>

A terrific, all-absorbing read. A wonderfully eerie haunted house set-up is given new life by brilliant, atmospheric writing, and by those rare things in any ghost story: real heart and feeling. I loved it!

Gytha Lodge, <i>Sunday Times</i> bestselling author

While The Whistling is an intricately plotted ghost story, it is also a beautifully poignant study of grief that kept me guessing right to its satisfying end. A must read!

Susan Stokes-Chapman, author of <i>Pandora</i>

The Whistling is an incredibly haunting and utterly gripping tale, with writing so chillingly atmospheric I had to sleep with the lights on! If you enjoy a good scare, this book is for you

Fíona Scarlett, author of <i>Boys Don't Cry</i>

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