The Company of Ghosts
Publisher: Andersen Press
Over the past year many things have changed in Ellie’s life. When she is told she must go away with her mum and her stepfather on their honeymoon, it’s the last straw and she decides to run away. Fortunately she meets Morag, a friend from orchestra, who says she can stay at her house.
Much to Ellie’s relief, Morag’s family invite her to go on holiday with them, to a beautiful but remote island. Once there, Morag’s brother George takes responsibility for introducing Ellie to the island, and she begins to take time to paint the beautiful things she finds there. However, it’s not long before Ellie’s peaceful holiday is disturbed, when she hears strange noises in the night and gets the feeling that someone is watching her. When events take a tragic turn, in the confusion Ellie is left alone on the island. But she soon starts to wonder whether she may not be on her own after all…