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Nine haunting stories of the supernatural, of loss and longing, of those who walk between this world and the next…Voices whisper in a graveyard…Let me hold you again. I Never held any like I held you. There was never any touched me like you. NeverMoreNine haunting stories of the supernatural, of loss and longing, of those who walk between this world and the next…Voices whisper in a graveyard…Let me hold you again. I Never held any like I held you. There was never any touched me like you. Never since.Who weeps on my grave, who keeps me from sleep? - Is it you who unearths me to this cold rain, this dark, this wind and all its grief?A sister, lost…She said,“Im on Mow Top. But you wont find me now. Dont look. Forget me.” And then she stood, smiled, and walked away through the tables.Nine powerful stories written by acclaimed, award winning author, Susan Price.The Queen of Heaven descends into the Underworld, to visit Her Sister, The Queen of Darkness…These demons of the Underworld, they never eat, they never drink. They never accept gifts. They never know a warm hug, or a sweet kiss. But to fill their dark land, they will snatch a little son from his fathers knee, they will snatch a bride from her wedding-feast, a man from his wifes embrace, they will take a baby from its mother.In a museum, a voice whispers…When the doors of the hall open, I smell the sea. I hear its roar. The pulse of the long-felled oak runs through me, and I feel the sea rush past and under me. I surge forward to climb the wave. But I never move. I shall never more move.-In other stories…Footsteps climb a cottage stairs in the dark…A girl playing with witchcraft, finds its no game…A supermarket haunted by a murdered baby…Disconnected voices calling through the night…Ghosts waylay the living on Christmas Eve…Review…The opening tale is…creepy, to the extent that the words crawl like cold fingers down your back.Mow Top is heartbreakingly sad… This is how it works in real life. Children see ghosts and tell us. We reassure them, and ourselves, that there are no such things...The Familiar is all about the cost of power, and cuts deep.The final story, Overheard in a Museum, is a thing of beauty, like the ship itself. You can feel the swell of the sea beneath you as you read. It speaks of a distant era and reminds us that objects so often outlast people by a long, long time. Except that the ship is not an object - its the spirit of an age. - Rosalie Warren on Awfully Big Blog Adventure ReviewsDownload a free sample, or click on ‘Look Inside’ to try the book.Susan Price is an acclaimed author of over 60 books, which have been translated into many languages, including Japanese, Chinese and Russian. She has written for almost every age-group, and has won several awards, including the Carnegie and the Guardian, and has been short-listed for the Whitbread.She is a founder member of the Authors Electric Collective (Find them on-line.)Visit her Amazon Author Page to find out more about her books, and links to her website and blogs.