Stranger Things meets Invasion of the Body Snatchers in this fast-paced, horror adventure with an ecological twist.
Something sinister is happening in Crooked Oak ...
Ever since the fracking site closed, Nancy's parents have been acting weird. Their eyes are blank, they won't eat - it's like they're no longer themselves. And now the symptoms are affecting others as well ...
Nancy and her friends Pete and Krish are determined to find out what's going on. But the deeper they dig, the scarier the mystery gets. A dark presence is spreading its tendrils across Crooked Oak. Can they stop it before it takes over the whole town?
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Number of pages: 104
Weight: 190 g
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 10 mm
"Fast-paced and sinister ... will have readers on the edge of their seats" -- LoveReading4Kids
"An unputdownable romp ... I read this in a single, breathless sitting" -- The Letterpress Project
"A tremendously fun, weird and pacy read ... feels like a magnificent episode of the Twilight Zone or Doctor Who - one that stays with you for being so eerily strange it gives you goosebumps" -- Chris Soul
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“Wonderfully weird and exciting! Great for reluctant readers who love sci-fi horror.”
Barrington Stoke are really leading the way in publishing accessible and exciting fiction for young readers, some whom may be dyslexic or have difficulties reading. Tom Palmer, Anthony McGowan and soon Vashti Hardy... More
“Hold on to your seat!”
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy.
We are big fans of all Dan's books for children so we started off this book with very high expectations...
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