A chilling ghost story about two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. But the house and its family are not quite what they seem. Soon the children are confronted by a mysterious spectre and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives. More than just a spooky tale, it’s also a moral fable about human greed and the power of storytelling.Blurb from Jonathan Auxier’s website
“This is the best book EVER!” (is what I said to my boyfriend after devouring the first half of The Night Gardener at whiplash-inducing speed)
I couldn’t put it down. I tried to, at about 2am whilst frantically blinking away that insufferable pest: sleep. I went to bed, and then five minutes later, the book was open and I was reading ‘just one more chapter’ under the duvet using the torchlight from my phone. The last time I did that, I was ten.
It’s the kind of book that seeps into you and gets under your skin. There’s that prickling sensation. That spidery sense on the back of your neck like someone’s watching. I was double-taking shadows out of the corner of my eye. It is the very best in the creepy, the unsettling and the foreboding. I am so sad it’s over.
If you too want to read this incredible book and then, like me, internally lambaste yourself for reading it too quickly and not making it last, leading to the worst book-hangover of your life, then here are the bookylinks!
Happy Reading, Readerly Friends.x