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The Dogs by Allan Stratton
  

The Dogs

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Ghost story and psychological thriller, The Dogs will keep readers nervous and guessing to the very end. Cameron and his mum have been on the run from his violent father nearly all his life, moving from town to town, trying to leave no trace of themselves when they go. In Wolf Hollow, the run-down old farm house they move into has secrets of its own. Is Cameron seeing the ghosts of previous occupants, or is he going mad? Which is scarier: things that happened long ago, or the shadowy presence of his father? Stratton ups the tension as events head towards a terrifying climax. A truly eerie and unsettling story. ~ Andrea Reece

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  • Shannon McCluskey  - 'an amazing book to read.  It is very mysterious...I have never read this author before but will definitely be looking out for him in the future.' Read full review >
  • Thora Harrison - 'This book was extremely gripping, I became absorbed in the story, staying up late just to find out what would happen, and the ending did not fail me.' Read full review >
  • Lewis Duckworth  - 'For me this book starts off fairly slowly...But, like most other books,it gets better the further you read it... I would give this book a 7/10 as it is definitely worth a read.' Read full review >
  • Amisha McCrystal  - ‘The Dogs is an amazing novel that will keep you on your toes the whole time you read it.' Read full review >
  • Sophia Ufton - 'Brilliant book. fantastic plot, couldn't put it down.' Read full review >
  • Celeste Phelan - 'A rather frightening read and a nail biting drama.' Read full review >

Synopsis

The Dogs by Allan Stratton

Cameron and his mom have been on the run for five years. His father is hunting them. At least, that's what Cameron's been told. When they settle in an isolated farmhouse, Cameron starts to see and hear things that aren't possible. Soon he's questioning everything he thought he knew and even his sanity.

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It's about ghosts and terrifying danger and going mad all at once. I didn't know what was real and what was imagined until the very last page. I loved it! -- Melvin Burgess

Brilliant, page-turning and eerie. Had me guessing to the very end -- Joseph Delaney

There's packs of intrigue and emotion in this ghostly detective story. A brilliant, bark-at-the-moon mystery -- Keith Gray

In this astonishing novel, both harrowing and hopeful, Stratton winds twin tales of abuse and madness -- Gary Schmidt

About the Author

Allan Stratton is the internationally bestselling and awarded author of Chanda's Secrets, which was made into the Cannes Festival hit Life, Above All. Awards include the Printz Honour Book, two Junior Library Guild selections (US), two Canadian Library Association Best Book Awards, inclusion on the inaugural Pearson Foundation/Writers' Trust Read-for-Your-School list, and a Times Book of the Week. His work has been published in fifteen countries. For more information, please visit his website at www.allanstratton.com

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Book Info

Publication date

5th February 2015

Author

Allan Stratton

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Publisher

Andersen Press Ltd

Format

Paperback
304 pages
Interest Age: From 12 to 17 years

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
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Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781783442256

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