The Screaming Staircase (Lockwood & Co. #1), by Jonathan Stroud
Publish Date: August 29, 2013
Published by: Corgi Childrens (first published by Doubleday Children’s Books, US editions by Disney-Hyperion)
Genre: MG Paranormal/Horror
My Rating: ★★★★★ (4.5 out of 5 stars)
When the dead come back to haunt the living, Lockwood & Co. step in . . .
For more than fifty years, the country has been affected by a horrifying epidemic of ghosts. A number of Psychic Investigations Agencies have sprung up to destroy the dangerous apparitions.
Lucy Carlyle, a talented young agent, arrives in London hoping for a notable career. Instead she finds herself joining the smallest most ramshackle agency in the city, run by the charismatic Anthony Lockwood. When one of their cases goes horribly wrong, Lockwood & Co. have one last chance of redemption. Unfortunately this involves spending the night in one of the most haunted houses in England, and trying to escape alive.
Oh this was such a thrilling story and I am so glad I picked it up. I didn’y even realize I was in the mood for a good ghost story until I really got into this one. Its got chills and haunts, mystery and intrigue, and a story that had me on the edge of my seat. Continue reading “Book Review | THE SCREAMING STAIRCASE, by Jonathan Stroud”