The Intruders

The Intruders

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Joel Demetrius is quite looking forward to moving in with his new step-family, but as far as his sister Cassie's concerned, they're nothing but intruders. She doesn't want anything to do with Gerald and his two sons, and to make matters worse their new home is a derelict old house, neglected for decades. Joel thinks it's interesting. Cassie thinks it's a dump. But his sister isn't the only reason the house doesn't feel like a home. As fascinated as he is by the place, Joel has to admit there's something not quite right about it. Not only does he keep seeing things out of the corner of his eye, but his sleep is plagued by nightmares. He can't seem to stop dreaming about a terrified boy who keeps repeating the same fractured prayer: IF I SHOULD DIE BEFORE I WAKE, I PRAY THE LORD MY SOUL TO TAKE ...As events in the house become harder and harder to explain, it seems that the line between nightmare and reality is getting steadily more blurred. And when the battle between Cassie and her step-brothers draws everyone deeper into the mystery, all four kids are forced to confront the question of just who the intruders really are.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 282 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 199.58g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552552615
  • 9780552552615
  • 1,767,864

Review quote

"With The Intruders, Richardson further asserts her considerable powers as writer and social commentator ... The success of this novel's horror arises through the clever interplay of paranormal activities and familial discord" -- Jacob Hope Achuka 20051001 "This is a real page turner: the evocation of the supernatural is stong and tangible and the developing perr psychology between the young people, acute and well-observed" -- Dennis Hamley Carousel 20080301 "EE Richardson's skill in The Intruders is to tell a chilling ghost story firmly rooted in well-observed 21st century family turmoil ... A riveting page-turner" TES 20060217 "Written in a clear prose style with enough characterisation to make you care for the protagonists ... Should give young adults the collywobbles the minute they turn off their bedside light" SFX Magazine 20060201 "A gripping and unputdownable read" The Sunday Times 20060108show more

About E. E. Richardson

EE Richardson is a 24-year-old cybernetics graduate and this is the 2nd terrifying novel from this reclusive writer. Her first novel The Devil Footsteps was published to great critical acclaim.show more

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424 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 27% (115)
4 30% (129)
3 32% (137)
2 8% (33)
1 2% (10)
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