About the book
The Skull in the Wood is the exciting debut novel from SCBWI Undiscovered Voices Competition 2012 winner Sandra Greaves.
In Old Scratch Wood on Dartmoor, quarrelling cousins Matt and Tilda find a buried skull. And from that moment black things begin to happen. Birds and animals turn bad, and there are rumours of the return of an ancient curse known as the gabbleratchet. But what can Matt and Tilda do to stop it …?
This chilling, nail-biting ghost story, set in the wild landscape of Dartmoor, thrillingly blends the supernatural with contemporary children’s voices.
“Sandra Greaves builds the tension masterfully...”
“Readers of a nervous disposition could find it terrifying at points – but the suspense is worth it ... there’s an underlying psychology I found quite powerful.”
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