Set in a girls’ boarding school in Massachusetts, KILLING THE DEAD is a haunting and sinister story for World Book Day from prize-winning author Marcus Sedgwick.
1963. Foxgrove School near Stockbridge, Massachusetts. One of the oldest and finest academies in the country – but what really goes on behind closed doors?
Nathaniel Drake, the new young English teacher. Isobel Milewski, the quiet girl who loved to draw spirals, her fingers stained with green ink. Jack Lewis, who lent Isobel books – just words, just ink on paper. Margot Leya, the girl with those eyes. Who are they? What part have they played in killing the dead?
Follow the dark, dark path
Into the dark, dark woods
To the dark, dark bridge
By the dark, dark water.
Linger. Let the ghosts of heaven tell their story.