When Leo asked me if I was going away for the summer, I nodded immediately – and untruthfully.
‘Where?’ He lifted his eyes to mine the way motorists switch their headlights up to full beam.
I pictured myself sunbathing in the communal garden of the flats I lived in with my mum and washing up at the pub in the evenings.
‘Not sure yet … France or Spain, probably.’
‘That’s a shame.’ He took another sip of his coffee.
About the book
Kate and her friends are spending the summer at Darkmere Castle in Cornwall – which she thinks will be a perfect opportunity for her to get together with Leo.
But instead, she's drawn into the dark story of an eighteenth-century girl who haunts the tunnels and towers of the house ... and whose curse now hangs over them all.
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