Thirteen-year-old Phoenix Wainwright is not happy about spending the summer in an old house in the middle of nowhere, especially when he hears that Gravenhunger Manor used to belong to his dead mother, Elvira - a secret which she kept from Phoenix and his father during her lifetime.
But this isn't the only secret Elvira had been hiding - something terrible happened at the house during her childhood, something for which she was never able to forgive herself... Phoenix is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery, but as his mother's secret begins to unravel, Phoenix finds himself in grave danger...
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Harriet Goodwin read medieval English at Oxford University before training as a professional singer. She sang and toured with a number of acclaimed ensembles, and after the birth of her fourth child she had a vivid dream about a boy who fell through the surface of the Earth into the Underworld - thus the novel was born. Harriet lives in Staffordshire with heMore about Harriet Goodwin