The Whitby Witches by Robin Jarvis

Publication Date: 1st June 2017


Jennet and Ben are going to a new foster home, again. As the train trundles further than civilisation can possibly be found, they finally find themselves in Whitby where they are met by their new guardian, Alice Boston. For the first time since their parents died, could they have found somewhere to call home?

Just as they are starting to feel settled, Rowena Cooper moves into an abandoned house in the shadows of the Abbey, Ben’s gift of sight leads him to the aufwaders, Jennet is attacked by a vicious hound and members of Aunt Alice’s Ladies Circle are dying. Can they learn to trust each other enough to share their secrets and save not only themselves, but their town?

Skilful layering of gothic horror and mythology, in a Whitby that is instantly recognisable to any one who has been there, make The Whitby Witches a nail-biting, breath-holding, page turner of a book. Robin Jarvis is the master of supernatural horror for young readers, and this one had me clutching the cushion of comfort as I read.

Containing new material produced especially for this new edition, I am so pleased this is being rereleased by Egmont as a Modern Classic, it is thoroughly deserving of the title.

Great for fans of Emma Carroll, Michelle Harrison and Abi Elphinstone.

ebook proof courtesy of Egmont Publishing.


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