This chilling NYT bestseller from Anthony Horowitz, "a master of edge-of-your-seat writing" (Booklist, starred) is "an exhilarating read" (Kirkus) that "should attract a strong following" (PW)As punishment for a crime he didn't really commit, Matt was given a choice: go to jail or go live with... show more
This chilling NYT bestseller from Anthony Horowitz, "a master of edge-of-your-seat writing" (Booklist, starred) is "an exhilarating read" (Kirkus) that "should attract a strong following" (PW)As punishment for a crime he didn't really commit, Matt was given a choice: go to jail or go live with an old woman named Mrs. Deverill in a remote town called Lesser Malling. He should have chosen jail. A strange and sinister plan is coming together made in Lesser Malling, with Matt at the center of it all. People who try to help him disappear . . . or die. It all ties to an evil place named Raven's Gate - a place whose destiny is horrifyingly intertwined with Matt's own.
Publish date: October 2006
Pages no: 270
Edition language: English
Matt lost his parents at age of 9 and lived with his mother's half sister who only after his inheritance. He was being neglected and not being taken care of by his aunt and now he got into trouble with a friend who broke into a warehouse and got caught by a security guard. This is not the worst. ...
I have just bought the whole series - will be reading them over the next few months.
This book was... ok.And I'm not entirely sure why I didn't like it more than I did. I guess I'm older than the "target group", maybe that has something to do with it..? The story itself is good, lots of action and things happening all through the book. Maybe it is the writing style that doesn't appe...
What possessed me to read this book? Well, a couple years back i saw a couple of episodes of a series called Foyle's War. The screenwriter was (is) Horowitz. I was so impressed with it, that i took advantage of a Huge promotion to buy this book! *Facepalm* I now understand why it, and the following ...
When he was eight, Matt's parents died. Afterwards he moved in with an aunt he barely knew and now after getting caught stealing and his friend stabbing a guard, Matt doesn't have many options left. He chooses to do a program called LEAF. Matt is sent to the middle of nowhere to live with his new gu...