The Whistling (Paperback)
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The Whistling (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages
Published: 13/10/2022
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Waterstones Says

A bone-chilling ghost story in the finest grand tradition of the genre, Netley's spooky tale of mute children, hypnotic lullabies and sinister whistling is perfect reading for long, dark nights.

Feel shivers down your spine with this chilling and gripping ghost story set on a far-flung Scottish island...

When Elspeth arrives on a remote Scottish island to become nanny to a young child, she hopes to bond with her. Until she learns that, for reasons no one will explain, Mary has not spoken for months. And the girl's silence is not the only mystery.

Hypnotic lullabies drift down empty corridors. Strange dolls appear in abandoned rooms. And as the nights draw in, darker questions arise...

What happened to Mary's late twin, William? Why did their previous nanny disappear so suddenly? And is the whistling Elspeth hears at night just the storm outside? Or is something else out there...?

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781405950244
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Assured debut . . . This wonderfully atmospheric read offers both a satisfying puzzle and some genuinely eery moments - Guardian

If you're looking for a chilling tale as we head towards Halloween, you've found it . . . It's not easy to pull off a genuinely unsettling ghost story, but this evocative mystery succeeds beautifully - Heat, 'Read of the Week'

Gripping, chilling and very, very satisfying - Daily Mail

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 The Lost Ones

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, Sunday Times 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 Pandora

Dripping in gothic melodrama, this chilling mystery is the perfect read for a cold winter's night - Daily Mirror

A genuinely creepy book with a gripping mystery at its heart. For fans of Laura Purcell and gothic historical fiction, this is a must! - Woman's Weekly

If you love haunted house ghost tales that are as psychological as they are supernatural, then you'll love Rebecca Netley's atmospheric debut - Culturefly

A beautifully written and intricate gothic tale with an atmospheric setting - NB Magazine

A chilling read - Prima

Troubled children in a chilling, chilly house, built on an island off the Scottish coast . . . A touching and engrossing story, perfect for winter evenings! - Hope Adams, author of Dangerous Women

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 Boys Don't Cry

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Stu Cummins

“A classic gothic tale that both pays homage to and surpasses some of the greats!”

The Whistling is a perfect example of the gothic horror genre being done well. It’s a story that is very much about unsettling, chilling experiences, but it’s also an unpredictable and exquisitely plotted mystery and... More

Hardback edition
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Dan - Clifton, Bristol.

“If you hear it, its already too late.....”

Alone in the world, Elspeth Swansome has taken the position of nanny to a family on a remote and somewhat overlooked Scottish island which seems like the ideal getaway from her own troubled past but upon meeting her... More

Hardback edition
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“A haunting tale”

The Whistling is a haunting tale set on an isolated Scottish island. It follows the story of Elspeth, a young woman sent from the mainland to take up a post as nanny to a little mute girl, Mary. There have been two... More

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