Dread Wood

Publisher: Farshore

Detention on a Saturday! Could life get any worse?

As it turns out, life is about to get much worse.

As if it’s not bad enough to be missing out on the best bit of the weekend, you have to spend it with kids you don’t even like. But that’s the least of their worries once the caretaker lets Naira, Angelo, Gus and Hallie into the school grounds and locks the gate securely behind them.

One minute the PE teacher, Mr Canton, is giving out chores for the morning and the next he’s dragged underground by some unseen horror, leaving only his cap behind. And that’s just the beginning.

As the fear and dread build up in this tense thriller, a group of misfits is forced to work as a team to defeat the most terrifying of hidden attackers. Creepy things lurk in the shadows, indescribable nasties leap out when least expected and death, or worse, awaits anyone who dares to put a foot to the ground.

Not for the faint-hearted, this edge-of-seat horror is hard to put down, with many chapters ending on a cliff-hanger. But it’s the humanity and backstories that stay with you when the trauma ends.

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