Strong and terrifying . . . The novel winds up like a spring. A psychological thriller * Times Literary Supplement * Supernatural happenings and psychic powers, all packed into a ghost story that holds us until the last page is turned * New York Times *
Margaret Mahy's many books - picture books, short stories, and fiction for teenagers as well as younger children - have been hugely successful all round the world and she is indisputably one of the most popular and successful twentieth-century children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal and many other awards, and has been nominated for the Hans Christian Andersen Award. She lived in New Zealand until her death in 2012.