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Secret of the Shadows

Written by Cathy MacPhail

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Prize-winning Cathy MacPhail will send a chill through her readers in haunting novel of how a past evil effects the present. Tyler is thrilled to be spending time with her aunt tidying up the picturesque cottage they have inherited from her grandmother. But there’s something sinister in her bedroom. A cold shadow lurks in the corner, the door shuts without warning and there are spiders all over the window… Tyler knows something very, very nasty happened in the past. Can she go back and put it right?  

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Secret of the Shadows Synopsis

A ghostly new thriller from the brilliant Cathy MacPhail, featuring Tyler Lawless, heroine to the unlawfully dead.

Tyler is staying in her grandmother's cottage to help tidy it up after her death. Why does the spare bedroom that Tyler sleeps in always seem cold, despite bright sunshine? Why does she feel the presence of a frail old lady who is nothing like her grandmother? And why does she sense that the same old lady is asking for her help? Perhaps Tyler will need to use her gifts to help save somebody from a terrible fate ...

Secret of the Shadows Press Reviews

Praise for Cathy MacPhail:

'Young adult fiction is going from strength to strength, led by authors like Cathy MacPhail' - The Bookseller

'Cathy MacPhail's novels are tuned to how teenagers talk and behave' - Times Educational Supplement

Praise for Grass:

'Gritty and convincing throughout, Grass conveys with chilling accuracy the power of gang leaders over local communities ... This is a book with real bite and an uplifting ending' -
The Bookseller

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ISBN: 9781408812686
Publication date: 22/05/2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408812686
Publication date: 22nd May 2012
Author: Cathy MacPhail
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers

About Cathy MacPhail

Scottish author Cathy McPhail won the Kathleen Fidler Award with her novel Run Zan Run, the Scottish Arts Council Award with her second novel, Fighting Back, a Royal Mail award and the 2010 Explore Award for Roxy's Baby and the 2010 Stockport Award and Royal Mail Award for Grass. Cathy's work is enormously popular with young teenagers, her trademarks being pacy and topical storylines. Cathy lives in Greenock, Scotland. Cathy wrote Run Zan Run after her daughter Katie was bullied at school. Cathy now loves writing for children. Asked what she'd do if she ...

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