Author – Gabby Hutchinson Crouch.
Gabby Hutchinson Crouch (Horrible Histories, Newzoids, The News Quiz, The Now
Show) has a background in satire. Born in Pontypool in Wales, and raised in Ilkeston,
Derbyshire, she now lives in Canterbury.
Publisher – Farrago
Pages – 230
The Blurb –
A FRESH, FUN, SUPERNATURAL COMEDY ABOUT YOUR TYPICAL FAMILY BUSINESS… GHOST-HUNTING.
The Rook family run a little business: ghost hunting. And things has picked up recently. Something’s wrong. It’s been getting noticeably worse since, ooh, 2016?
Bad spirits are abroad, and right now they’re particularly around Coldbay Island, which isn’t even abroad, it’s only 20 miles from Skegness. The Rooks’ ‘quick call out’ to the island picks loose a thread that begins to unravel the whole place, and the world beyond.
Is this the apocalypse? This might be the apocalypse. Who knew it would kick off in an off-season seaside resort off the Lincolnshire coast? I’ll tell you who knew – Linda. She’s been feeling increasingly uneasy about the whole of the East Midlands since the 90s.
Today is my stop on the Wish You Weren’t Here blog tour. Many thanks to Anne Cater for the chance to read and review.
My thoughts – This is such a good read. I haven’t read anything by this author before but I am so glad I got to read this.
The Rook’s business is growing which should be good news but when they deal in ghosts, maybe something else is at work. They think their new job will be simple but Coldbay Island has other ideas. I really loved the characters the author has created and found myself laughing out loud more than once.
Coldbay Island is also a huge character of the book, it is dark and creepy and home to many unhappy entities.
I really hope this will become a series.
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