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Every winter, girls are going missing. Lydia and her carefree sister, Sophie, must stay alive long enough to uncover the terrible, supernatural force that stalks the children of Rottenhall Orphanage. 

With the help of some strange, magical gifts, can Lydia defy the odds and survive the dangers of Regency London and overcome her nightmarish adversary?

©2020 Greenwich Exchange Publishing (P)2020 Stuart Fryd

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My niece enjoyed it

I am informed, by the target audience, that this is a 'good book' that my niece enjoyed it, a little creepy, a little thrilling, but sadly, a little short too. I had a bit of a listen myself and I'd agree, that this is a pretty atmospheric story, about an orphanage from which girls are vanishing, pretty creepy stuff for kids, so make sure your children enjoy creepy books before allowing them to listen.

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Exciting, atmospheric mystery

This tale is filled with mystery, suspense, danger, and unexpected heroes. I can easily recommend this story to anyone who likes books from Dickens to Goosebumps, especially for Halloween. A great read.

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Great Scary read

Wow. What a great, and frightening read. I loved it. It has a great setting and exciting characters.

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  • Margaret
  • 22-11-20

More a ya book in my opinion

This is the first book I have read/listened to by this author. I do not think I would list it as a general children’s story, but it would be appropriate for 12 (maybe 10 depending on the maturity of the child) since the ending could be disturbing to some. The story surrounds the children at an orphanage that seems to be set in something similar to the early 1800s London. There is black magic, and helpful magical animals and gifts entangled in a bit of a mystery. This is the first book I have listened to by this narrator ( Gill Mills ) and I think she did very well narrating this book. The voices for the children and adults were well done. She imparts quite a bit of expression into her narration that is appropriate and not at all over the top. I would have loved this book when I was 10. There are no explicit sex scenes, excessive violence, or swearing. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and voluntarily left this unbiased review. Please feel free to comment on whether you found my review helpful.

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  • Matthew Rivera
  • 13-11-20

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The reader was great kept it interesting the story was also good I listened to this with my kids (young teen) on a road trip and it was something we both could listen too and still be interested

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  • Shawna
  • 29-09-20

Short but good

I was given this free review copy audio book at my request and have voluntarily left this review. I really liked this book. The main character Lydia was sweet and well thought out as a character. It was an interesting book and I loved that it was short enough to listen to in an afternoon. The narrator was good and was able to nail the characters

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  • Madeline
  • 27-09-20

Monster or Witch

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review. This was an intriguing mystery. Girls going missing, and because they are from an orphanage no one really cares except for the girls that live there. Every girl is afraid for her own life including Lydia. But with some help and determination to save her sister Lydia works to destroy the haunting memory of so long ago. This was not something I would normally read, but I’m glad I did. Its a very good mystery. And even though it’s a short book there is still plenty of details.

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  • Megan Dann
  • 12-09-20

Short and Sweet

I was given this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review. Really surprised with how much I enjoyed this short story. Gill Mills was excellent as a narrator, but might have been a little mature sounding for the ages of the characters. The grandeur and magical elements were beautifully crafted into the story, and helped keep my attention throughout. It was the perfect combination of character driven plot and mysterious tension. Really cool; I look forward to reading more from Fryd!

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  • RiverCity
  • 09-09-20

Fun and different

I really enjoyed this little gem and I’m hoping that there will be more. I think this would be a wonderful series. I look forward to reading more of the author’s work.

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  • Tim Emmons
  • 07-09-20

Sweet and magical.

This was a sweet magical story, the likes of The Chrnicles of Narnia, by CS Lewis in all its magical grandeur. Jill Mills did a great job with narration and there was just this special magical air about it that really pulled you in. It was short, but sweet like Christmas candy, and just the lightness that I needed during this time. I was given this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review, and there it is. I would be curious to see more by Mr Stewart Fridd. The style was like biting into that savory piece of chocolate or snuggling up by a warm fire on Christmas night. Good stuff for sure. I can't wait to see, and hear more. Happy reading yall. Enjoy.