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Dread Wood

By: Jennifer Killick
Narrated by: Marlowe Chan-Reeves
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The brand-new must-listen middle-grade novel from the author of super-spooky Crater Lake. Perfect for fans of R.L.Stine’s Goosebumps.

It's basically the worst school detention ever. When classmates (but not mate-mates) Hallie, Angelo, Gustav and Naira are forced to come to school on a SATURDAY, they think things can’t get much worse. But they’re wrong. Things are about to get seriously scary.

What has dragged their teacher underground? Why do the creepy caretakers keeping humming the tune to Itsy Bitsy Spider? And what horrors lurk in the shadows, getting stronger and meaner every minute? Cut off from help and in danger each time they touch the ground, the gang’s only hope is to work together. But it’s no coincidence that they're all there on detention. Someone has been watching and plotting and is out for revenge....

©2022 Jennifer Killick (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"This is Killick’s best book yet; think The Breakfast Club meets Stranger Things, making great use of her talent for comic dialogue and her astute eye for just the right kind of scary for this age group." (Fiona Noble, Bookseller, Editor’s Choice)

“Jennifer Killick’s talent for horror and humour is blended brilliantly here as the spiky dialogue, unstoppable pace and genuinely menacing atmosphere build to a tremendous climax." (Daily Mail)

"A heart-stopping thrill ride of a book." (M.G. Leonard, author of Adventures on Trains series)

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Wonderful tale of horror, friendship with humour

Jennifer Killick yet again smashes it out of the park. A great middle grade horror, which includes friendship, with just the right amount of humour. It also covers very sensitively a life long medical condition and child caring for a sibling.