‘COMPELLING’ Times Best Summer Reads 2023.
‘Readers age eleven and up will be enchanted’ Literary Review.
‘Delicious dark and gorgeously Gothic’ Kieran Larwood.
‘ Brilliant and magical’ Zillah Bethell
‘Prepare to be thrilled, spooked and enthralled.’ IRISH EXAMINER
‘ Infused with a lyricism and humour that recalls Neil Gaiman’s work for young readers. The immediacy of the action keeps the pages turning in this crackerjack fantasy adventure.’ IRISH TIMES
‘In this startlingly original gothic ghost story, debut children’s author Eibhlis Carcione pairs thrills and chills with empathy and emotion with such poetic precision and bold simplicity that I devoured this book in one memorable sitting.’ Bluebird Reviews An Irish Independent Book of the Month.
A stunning, lyrical tale of loss that’s also a gripping thriller and ghost story.
When her parents disappear, 12 -year-old Raven McKay is put into foster care in the town of Grave’s Pass. It’s not an ordinary town. It’s a town where the living and the dead live side by side.
All her parents have left Raven is a battered beige suitcase with a faded black butterfly sticker and a note saying not to open the suitcase until the right time. But can she resist? And who among the living and the dead are her friends?