Elly has always had a strange feeling about the old house - and then she hears about the macabre discoverey in one of the bedrooms. The skeleton of a girl, dressed in red velvet, was found shut away in an old chest. Then strange things start happening - Elly hears ghostly singing, sees people in the woods dressed in old-fashioned clothes, and hears threatening voices in the house. She decides to solve the ancient mystery, but in digging up the ancient past she uncovers secrets about her own family history which will have a lasting effect on her whole future.
Carol Hedges combines her writing with teaching English and Media Studies. She has published seven novels for children, including Bright Angel and Jigsaw, which was shortlisted for the Angus Book Award and longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.More about Carol Hedges