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Rayne Peters hates being poor and cramped in London, so she leaves her tough-guy boyfriend and whining mother for a waitressing job at the mysterious and overgrown Morton's Keep. Immediately upon arriving at the manor she is struck by the sense of menace and foreboding emanating from the place. As she learns her job, she also learns the Keep's unpleasant history, including the cycles of sadistic violence that have occurred in the house because of its original owner. Rayne can feel something building, and it appears that the next cycle is about to begin. This atmospheric and deliciously chilling British import gets off to a quick start, and readers will empathize with the very likable 16-year-old protagonist, who is clearly out of her element. Gothic touches (gloves embroidered with tortured faces), local lore (morris dancers and fire brigades), and a darkly handsome (and very evil) young man are all excellent ingredients for a bewitching brew. With a minimum of actual bloodshed, this supernatural delight can even be enjoyed by the faint of heart.--Welch, Cindy Copyright 2010 Booklist
Seventeen-year-old Rayne can't wait to starther summer job at a remote country mansion, far from crowded, noisy London and the jealous boyfriend she so desperately wants to escape. But as soon as she arrives, the retreat turns into a nightmare--the mansion is creepy, the legends of ghosts keep Rayne up at night, and she doesn't feel safe anywhere.Can Rayne figure out why she's so freaked--before she gets caught in a real-life ghost story?
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