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Hell's Underground: Scared to Death

Written by Alan Gibbons

Part of the Hell's Underground Series

Hell's Underground: Scared to Death Synopsis

Late one night after a strange tube journey to Whitechapel in East London, Paul makes a new friend, John Reaper - daring and enigmatic, just as Paul longs to be, away from his cloying mother (his only family - so he thinks). Redman charms Paul at once, but also a girl called Jude they meet on a night about town. A few days later, Paul learns that Jude has mysteriously died, and Redman has disappeared. Shortly after that, one of Paul's teacher dies suddenly - frightened to death - near where Jude's body was found. A link for sure. And Paul feels implicated, because both victims were known to him. He senses Redman, who comes and goes as it suits him, is involved as well. His new friend is dangerous. But so, we learn, is Paul. In uncovering the truth about Redman he learns shocking facts about himself. There's an evil curse loose in his family and Paul is the latest inheritor. The spree of death - camouflagued as copycat Jack the Ripper-style murders - will continue until Paul confronts the demon in himself head on.

Hell's Underground: Scared to Death Press Reviews

'very definitely scary... builds tension slowly and cleverly and is ultimately a more rewarding read for it.' -- Jill Murphy THE BOOK BAG 'entertainingly gruesome stuff.' -- Helen Brown THE DAILY TELEGRAPH 'Excellent thriller' TEACHER

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842551776
Publication date: 23rd July 2007
Author: Alan Gibbons
Publisher: Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Hachette Children's Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 384 pages

About Alan Gibbons

Alan Gibbons is a full time writer and a visiting speaker and lecturer at schools, colleges and literary events nationwide, including the major Book Festivals: Edinburgh, Northern Children's Book Festival, Swansea, Cheltenham, Sheffield and Salford. Alan is also a key contributor at the QCA/National Literary Strategy 'Writing Together' conferences. He lives in Liverpool with his wife and four children.

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