Orphan Josie is bound to find out the secrets of the new Scottish village she's been sent live in.

By Eve Bunting Read by Alison Larkin Paranormal / Romance / Young Adult Fiction English, Unabridged 4h 52m Sell Sheet Also available on
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							In early-nineteenth century Scotland, sixteen-year-old Josie, an orphan, is sent to live with an aunt and uncle on the rocky, stormy northwest coast. Everything and everyone in her new surroundings, including her relatives, is sinister, threatening, and mysterious. She's told that Eli, the young man she's attracted to, is forbidden to her, but not why. Spirited, curious, and determined, Josie sets out to learn the village's secrets and discovers evil, fueled by heartless greed, as well as a ghostly presence eager for revenge. An author's note gives the historical inspiration for this story.

"The gloomy mood, established from the very moment Josie arrives at the estate, is sustained throughout, infusing each scene with a creeping dread...An excellent introduction to the gothic genre and a satisfyingly eerie read." - School Library Journal

“…keeping Josie naively unaware allows Bunting to strategically build suspense, and Josie’s unstoppable curiosity will endear her to mystery-lovers." - Publisher's Weekly

"Bunting has written a taut page-turner full of an eeriness that would be at home in any piece of gothic literature. The result is an atmospheric, otherworldly mystery best absorbed in one sitting." - Booklist

“…Larkin populates the small town with a terrific variety of characters: snooty, curious, ditzy, or dependable, all with mild Scottish accents. The villains of the story sound as harried and tired as hard-working islanders should. Larkin's performance makes for a terrifically dramatic climax.” - AudioFile Magazine

"This is an excellent book for introducing tweens to gothic romance with a hint of the paranormal." - School Library Journal