Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough

By Lindsey Barraclough

In an exquisitely chilling debut novel, 4 young ones get to the bottom of the secret of a relations curse—and a ghostly creature identified in folklore as lengthy Lankin. while Cora and her more youthful sister, Mimi, are despatched to stick with their aged aunt within the remoted village of Byers Guerdon, they obtain a less-than-warm welcome. Auntie Ida is eccentric and inflexible, and the women are wanting to return to London. yet what they don't comprehend is that their aunt's existence used to be devastated the final time younger sisters have been at Guerdon corridor, and he or she is set to guard her nieces from an evil that has lain hidden for years. in addition to Roger and Peter, village boys, Cora needs to discover the scary fact that has held Bryers Guerdon in its darkish grip for centuries—before it's too past due for little Mimi.

Riveting and very atmospheric, this lovely debut will carry readers in its spell lengthy after the final web page is became.

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Bean thought about that. “But I won’t be bad in the end, right? ” “Right,” Ivy said. “You’ll only be bad for a few minutes. Then I’ll reform you, and you’ll be good again. ” yelled Liana from the curb. ” She pointed to the three crows who lived on the telephone pole. ” Ivy called. 64 “We’re pausing for station identification,” Bean yelled. She turned back to Ivy.

Dumb bug,” Bean scowled. Ivy looked at her. “Wait a minute,” she said. ” 60 “Jeez. I hope it’s more fun than being good,” said Bean grumpily. “Way more fun,” Ivy said. “Well? ” asked Bean. ” 61 THE WORST WORD IN THE WORLD “Let me get this straight,” Bean said. ” “Yeah,” said Ivy. “I reform you. ” “I’m not licking your feet,” said Bean. ” “I don’t want you to lick my feet,” Ivy said. ” “Sure. ” Bean thought about that. “But I won’t be bad in the end, right? ” “Right,” Ivy said. “You’ll only be bad for a few minutes.

Bean yelped. “Your heart isn’t so pure. That’s what this ladybug here—” Bean jabbed her finger toward the leaf. ” Bean had jabbed too hard and the ladybug had fallen off the leaf and dropped to the ground. “Sorry, little ladybug,” whispered Bean, hurrying to turn the ladybug right side up. The ladybug scuttled away as fast as it could. Bean thumped down on the grass. “I saved her life. ” “But you knocked her over first,” Ivy said. “Dumb bug,” Bean scowled. Ivy looked at her. “Wait a minute,” she said.

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