A gripping and inventive ghost story for older readers in which the tension builds through apprehension, to dread and finally outright terror. This book will have readers looking over their shoulders for a long time after the last page is finished. (BOOKTRUST )
McNish is a master of sinister horror. This is a spine-chilling ghost story. (THE BOOKSELLER )
The kind of book from which nightmares are born ... McNish has again proved that he is a master of dark storytelling. (THE BOOK ZONE )
Cliff McNish knows how to scare the pants off you! This book is full to the brim with hair raising, spine tingling, ghostly moments that will leave you constantly looking over your shoulder ... This book is dark and atmospheric and will keep you up all night. (SERENDIPITY REVIEWS )
...a classic ghost thriller (THOUGHTS FROM THE HEARTHFIRE )
Cliff McNish has again proved that he is a master of dark storytelling, and I am a little saddened that he is not as widely known as the other current masters of teen horror' (THE BOOK ZONE FOR BOYS )
I just couldn't put it down! .. the best book I've eve read! (BOOKBABBLERS )
...a thrilling and chilling story. (SF CROWS NEST )
A masterly sense of revelation make this a seriously chilling read. (Jake Hope THE BOOKSELLER )
Beautifully written and truly chilling ghost story set in a creepy mansion and featuring lost children, fearsome hunters and echoing nursery rhymes ... I liked the creepiness and the tension, which ratchets up and up until its almost unbearable. (THE BOOKBAG )
Fast-paced, thoroughly gripping with as many twists and turns and dead-ends as the dreadful East Wing itself... read it on a warm summer afternoon when you have plenty of company! (CORNFLOWER BOOKS )
What at first glance appears to be a run-of-the-mill ghost story soon turns into a really creepy scare-fest. The use of a diary to give a back-story to the horrible goings-on is a stroke of genius and notches the fear factor way up high. (FLIPSIDE )
The Hunting Ground is a hair-raising thrill ride that will unnerve even the most hardened of horror fans. You have been warned. (WONDROUS READS )
The action never lets up ... highly enjoyable. (SCHOOL LIBRARIAN )
This book is amazing! (TEEN TITLES )
I can honestly say this was one of the scariest stories I've ever read ... An example of the ghost story genre at its best. (CHICKLISH )
Cliff McNish is a master of the classic ghost story and this may well be his best yet. (READING ZONE )
The parallel narratives are neatly intertwined ... an elegant idea. (SFX )
Chilling and terrifying at the same time. Cliff Mcnish certainly knows what scares people. This is superb fare from one of Britain's best children's authors. (BOOKS MONTHLY )
The more you read, the more the author inflicts a dark and sinister world that will leave you chilled to the bone. (MR RIPLEY'S ENCHANTED BOOKS )
The Hunting Ground had me hooked from the moment I picked it up ... a fantastic plot line. (EXCELLENT READS )
A superb read ... this is a book that gripped me from beginning to end. (ALTERNATIVE MAGAZINE ONLINE )
The Hunting Ground follows all the directions laid down by writers like Edgar Allan Poe and Ambrose Bierce, but McNish makes them all his own. This is a beautifully written and truly disturbing ghost story. Enjoy and shiver. (SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST )
From the Back Cover
When Elliott and his brother, Ben, move into the old and crumbling Glebe House they don't expect to find themselves sharing it with ghosts.
But soon sinister events are unfolding . . .
An old diary reveals glimpses of the mansion's past - and of a terrible tragedy.
A mysterious woman talks to the dead.
And evil lurks in the East Wing - a hideous labyrinth of passageways devised by a truly twisted mind.
Can Elliott and his family escape the clutches of Glebe House? Or will they be trapped in the maze of corridors, forever hunted by the dead?
'Fast paced and thrilling, the reader is hurtled along . . .' Carousel
ISBN 978 1 78062 016 9
About the Author
Cliff McNish was born in Sunderland, but has spent most of his life in the southeast of England. His first book was THE DOOMSPELL, inspired by a story he told his young daughter. Since then he has published THE SILVER SEQUENCE and the highly-acclaimed stand-alone supernatural thrillers, BREATHE (winner of the Salford and Calderdale book awards), ANGEL, SAVANNAH GREY and THE HUNTING GROUND. His books have been translated into 23 languages, and are published to acclaim in the US.
Visit Cliff's website at www.cliffmcnish.com. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/cliffmcnish and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cliff.mcnish.