STRONG REVIEWS: The Ghost Road has already received a starred review from Kirkus!
BOOKLIST COVER: The illustration from the book’s cover was featured as the cover of the August 2018 edition of Booklist.
SUSPENSEFUL GHOST STORY: This compelling and atmospheric story weaves family lore, superstition, familial tensions and friendship together into a taut mystery.
STONG FEMALE CHARACTERS: Ruth and Ruby are tough, smart and spirited, and as their friendship grows, they find they are loyal and brave as well.
A TIMELESS FUTURE CLASSIC: This story is set in 1980 but reads like it could be happening now. It feels classic but still contemporary and will backlist well.
FOLLOW-UP TO PREVIOUS SUCCESS: Charis’s first book The Swallow is an award-winner that has netted 12,735 copies to date and garnered rave reviews. The Painting, Charis’s second book, received a positive review from Kirkus.
GREAT PROMOTER: Charis does school visits, library visits and bookstore events, and she’s a talented performer and promoter.
FAMILY STORY: This book touches on family history, a family curse and family secrets—but it is also about choosing your family and going beyond blood ties.
One of CCBC’S Best Books for Kids & Teens (Spring 2019)
PRAISE FOR The Ghost Road:
“Cotter’s complex and engrossing story is enhanced by its superbly presented isolated Newfoundland setting and a satisfying dose of ghosts.” --Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
“The windswept shores of Newfoundland and the Irish folklore add just enough mystique to the setting, making this a winning choice for readers looking for a mystery with a chilly atmosphere but a happy ending” --The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Cotter’s story is as coloured with the culture of her setting as it is with the drama of visions, storms and plot twists.” --Toronto Star
“A must-read for adventure seekers!” --School Library Connection
“[A] story about shared family trauma . . . . steeped in a chilling mystery that esteems its middle-grade readers.” --Booklist
“Readers with an interest in ghosts will be enthralled by this fast-paced story that combines the enchantment of old-time Newfoundland with some spine-chilling drama.” --Resource Links
“[A] delightful ghost story full of mystery and intrigue, with just the right amount of creepiness.” --CM Magazine
"[A] subtle and effective account of empowerment and strength.” --Quill & Quire
"Be prepared to stay up all night with a flashlight, as you will find it hard to stop reading this suspenseful story." --The Telegram (Newfoundland and Labrador)
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