Author(s): Benjamin J. Myers
When Jack Jolly moves from the city to the tiny Northern village of Grindle, he thinks his life's just become a lot more boring. But then he finds himself plunged into the middle of a terrifying mystery, and confronting an ancient evil - the Grindle Witch. But when Jack and his new friends, Paddy and Leila, take drastic measures to stop the Grindle Witch, they realise that they may have unleashed more than they bargained for. A creepy supernatural tale that will have readers on the edge of their seats.
Deep in the woods something evil is stirring ... Beware the Grindle Witch in this gripping and richly evocative classic adventure from a Waterstones Children's Book Prize shortlisted author.
This is a thrilling and imaginative supernatural story which keeps the reader turning the pages from start to finish. Alongside the excitement of the action and drama, there are some beautifully evocative descriptions of the countryside and a sense of connection with nature -- even if parts of that nature are dangerous School Librarian
Benjamin J. Myers was born in the Potteries in 1967. After studying Philosophy and Psychology at Leeds University, Myers attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He saw active service as a Troop Commander in the First Gulf War and is a qualified battlefield survival instructor. In 1993, he attained his Diploma in Law from the University of London and subsequently has been a barrister in a busy practice in Manchester, specialising in serious crime, often representing vulnerable defendants, in particular juveniles. He also lectures other legal professions on mentally disordered offenders and human rights. Married with three children, Benjamin Myers lives in North Cheshire. Follow Benjamin on Facebook at https://facebook.com/pages/Benjamin-JMyers.