Wish Me Dead

Publisher: Puffin

Review

Steffi is a shy teenager who lives in the picturesque German town of Bad Münstereifel – a town of chilling secrets that readers may recognise from Helen Grant’s first novel, The Vanishing of Katharina Linden.

Although her greatest love is music, Steffi does not pursue it and instead works in the family bakery, wary of disappointing her parents. When Steffi and a group of friends visit a deserted house, rumoured to have once been home to the local witch, they jokingly hex a famous resident of the town, unleashing a terrifying chain of events. Steffi visits the house again and makes subsequent wishes, which all start to come true, leaving her trapped in a surreal nightmare, which will change her life forever.

This tense and sometimes gory thriller is not for the faint-hearted; readers are kept guessing until the very end.

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