The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods by Samuel J. Halpin


The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods by Samuel J. Halpin is a thrilling read. It’s a perfect autumnal or winter scary story. If you’re looking for a halloween read, or something to make your children hug you tight as you read together, then this is the book. It will appeal to fans of Coraline by Neil Gaiman. So, you have been warned. This book may scare you!

Of course if you enjoy being frightened whilst being safe and cosy under your duvet then you’ll probably enjoy reading The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods. Poppy is spending two weeks of the summer holiday staying with her Gran in a place called Suds. When she arrives mysterious things keep happening and she is greeted by whispered stories about children turning grey and disappearing. She meets an odd boy called Erasmus (who is a fantastic character and my favourite in the book), an eccentric and clever boy, and together they decided to uncover what is happing to the disappearing children…

Samuel J. Halpin has created a great detective story flavoured with fairy tales, drizzled with a syrup of fear and sprinkled with intelligence and heart.