Prepare to be delighted and extremely frightened by The Whistling, published today by Michael Joseph.

Rebecca Netley will send shivers down your spine with this chilling and gripping story set on a far-flung Scottish island… the perfect Halloween read as the nights draw in.

The Whistling is in the midst of a blog tour and the 5* reviews keep on coming as these excellent book bloggers are being spellbound by this haunting Gothic tale.

‘A perfectly conjured setting and an unfolding mystery that will keep you guessing to the very end . . . Atmospheric and eerie, it will chill you to the bone’ – Anita Frank, author of The Lost Ones

‘A terrific, all-absorbing read. A wonderfully eerie haunted house set-up is given new life by brilliant, atmospheric writing, and by those rare things in any ghost story: real heart and feeling. I loved it!’– Gytha Lodge, Sunday Times bestselling author

‘While The Whistling is an intricately plotted ghost story, it is also a beautifully poignant study of grief that kept me guessing right to its satisfying end. A must read!’ Susan Stokes-Chapman, author of Pandora

‘A wicked twist . . . brilliant, scary, clever. Horror writing at its best’ – Reader review

Pick up this seriously spooky page-turner, just don’t say we didn’t warn you when it keeps you up all night…

Alone in the world, Elspeth Swansome takes the position of nanny to a family on the remote Scottish island of Skelthsea.

Her charge, Mary, hasn’t uttered a word since the sudden death of her twin, William – just days after their former nanny disappeared.

No one will speak of what happened to William. Just as no one can explain the hypnotic lullabies sung in empty corridors. Nor the strange dolls that appear in abandoned rooms. Nor the faint whistling that comes in the night . . .

As winter draws in and passage to the mainland becomes impossible, Elspeth finds herself trapped.

But is this house haunted by the ghosts of the past?


Congratulations Rebecca! If you’re ready for a scare, you can order your copy here.