Emma Chandler wakes up in an empty train expecting to see her mother and family, but the carriage is deserted except for the ghost of a girl. At first Emma is afraid, but the ghost is only there to offer comfort and help Emma recall fading memories.
Train Ghost follows the lives of two girls before they meet on the train, two very different lives, one cold and harsh, the other warm and caring. What has happened to bring them together and why are they similar in so many ways yet so different in others? This is an intriguing, thoughtful and mature story with an explosive ending.
Age Range: 12+
Size: 198mm x 129mm
Format: ‘B’ paperback
Word Count: 40,000
Reprints : 2009, 2010, 2017
If she had been asleep, it had been the strangest of sleeps, and if she was now awake, it was the strangest of wakings…
It was midnight and she still couldn’t sleep. She went to the kitchen and took a glass of milk. She could hear her father snoring. He stopped for a moment and Emmy waited, then he started again and she relaxed. In the living room, the papers they’d been looking at were still on the table.
She studied the plan of the house, the front, the rear garden, the downstairs rooms, the staircase, the upstairs bedrooms. Victor had indicated the safe with an ‘X’, just like a treasure map.
She wondered if she should take the map to the police, but she daren’t. When Victor and Saul found out, which they would, they’d kill her. Really kill her. And she couldn’t cheat on her dad. She loved him and hated him at the same time, and though he’d got her into something bad and dangerous, she just couldn’t sneak to the police behind his back. She’d do this terrible thing and it would be over.
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