Everyone knows seventeen-year-old Grace Foley is a bit mad. She's a prankster and a risk-taker, and she's not afraid of anything-except losing. As part of the long-running feud between two local schools in Swanston, Grace accepts a challenge to walk the pipe. That night she experiences something she can't explain. The funny girl isn't laughing anymore.
She's haunted by voices and visions - but nobody believes a girl who cries wolf. As she's drawn deeper into a twenty-year-old mystery surrounding missing girl Hannah Holt, the thin veil between this world and the next begins to slip. She can no longer tell what's real or imagined - all she knows is the ghosts of Swanston, including that of her own mother, are restless.
It seems one of them has granted her an extraordinary gift at a terrible price. Everything about her is changing - her body, her thoughts, even her actions seem to belong to a stranger. Grace is losing herself, and her friends don't understand. Is she moving closer to the truth? Or is she heading for madness?
Grace Foley is a bit of a wild child - always game to try anything. Especially since her Mum died. Grace hides her grief by being the funny girl in her group, but when she freezes during a dare one night, she is not laughing anymore. She is terrified. What are these strange things she can see and sense?
Will her curiosity with a 20 year old mystery that she wants to solve help her or will it break her into a million pieces?
This book is creepy and riveting, a spooky, edge-of-your-seat supernatural thriller that you will not be able to put down. Grace is tough and grief stricken, but you will fall in love with her and yell at her all at the same time.
It is impossible not to be taken along for the ride in this new book by Vikki Wakefield. It is best suited to girls Year 9 and up who love a spine-tingling thriller.
Reviewed by Michelle