Where Monsters Lie

Where Monsters Lie The children of Mivtown have grown up hearing the legend of the monsters of the loch But it s only a story a warning to stay away from the water Then strange things start happening in the village Effi

  • Title: Where Monsters Lie
  • Author: Polly Ho-Yen
  • ISBN: 9780552569170
  • Page: 199
  • Format: Paperback
  • The children of Mivtown have grown up hearing the legend of the monsters of the loch But it s only a story a warning to stay away from the water.Then strange things start happening in the village Effie s rabbit Buster escapes from a locked hutch, her mum disappears without trace and slugs start to infest her home.Along with her best friend Finn, Effie begins to hunt foThe children of Mivtown have grown up hearing the legend of the monsters of the loch But it s only a story a warning to stay away from the water.Then strange things start happening in the village Effie s rabbit Buster escapes from a locked hutch, her mum disappears without trace and slugs start to infest her home.Along with her best friend Finn, Effie begins to hunt for clues to solve the mysteries of Mivtown Could this all be connected to the legend Is it really just a story or is there something lurking in those deep, dark waters

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    1. Beautifully written, full of suspense and mystery.The only problem I have is the ending, which is not quite convincing for me. The lake had been searched before and there was no result, but in the end they search it again for what is missing and this time they find it.I think I fell in love with the way Polly writes, and I sort of envy her. : )

    2. Polly is such a talent, and this is a great, spooky Highland murder mystery story. When I was a kid I kept pet slugs, and one night they escaped and I'm so glad I hadn't already read this book when they did. 8+*Please note: this review is meant as a recommendation only. Please do not use it in any marketing material, online or in print, without asking permission from me first. Thank you!*

    3. A beautifully written, emotionally intelligent mystery.Effie lives in Mivtown, a tiny place where everyone knows everyone else. Everyone also knows the legend about the monsters who live in the loch. When Effie's Mum disappears, she and her best friend Finn are determined to find out what happened. Could the monsters in the loch be real? What secrets are the 'oldies' who maintain the legend keeping? And why is Effie's house suddenly infested with slugs?Behind the neat-o mystery story (which gets [...]

    4. Polly Ho-Yen is the queen of mystery! Once you start reading this, you just have to finish it to find out what happens.Like many mysteries, it might not answer all your questions at the end, but this is a good adventure/mystery story with a lot of insight into relationships. Suitable for KS3 and upwards.

    5. I absolutely raced through this book. Having read and enjoyed Boy In The Tower I first thought this might be a sequel but it stands alone completely. In a setting which reminded me of M. Night Shyamalan's The Village in which the elders both protect and control the culture and beliefs of this very small loch-bound population, Effie, her best friend Finn, and their families are party to a tragedy in which the local legend of the monster in the lake resurface and Effie must seek out the truth behi [...]

    6. So what did I think?I don't want to say too much about the plot for fear of giving away spoilers, but the main thing I want to say about this book is just how beautifully written it is. Written in the first person, Where Monsters Lie is a poignant and emotionally true portrayal of Effie and the things that matter in her world. I just love the way the tale is told in such a fluid and natural way. As a reader, we are immediately plunged into Effie's world, and questions soon pop into our head abou [...]

    7. 4.5 starsPolly Ho-Yen’s first novel Boy in the Tower (2015) was a very popular debut novel and her writing is improving with each novel. This novel is atmospheric and at times mysterious and creepy. One of Polly’s great skills is to write about complex issues and adult behaviours seen through a child’s perspective. The town of Mivtown has seen some hardship, tragedy and strange activities. The odd occurrences have created a culture of fear, legend and superstition. This is a very well bala [...]

    8. Haven't been so scared by a book for years. I read the second half last night and kept jumping at every creak of the house & seeing slugs out of the corners of my eyes. Tension levels were almost unbearable :o

    9. This book was recommended by my son and he wasn't wrong. Intriguing, page-turner of a mystery from start to finish and the ending didn't disappoint. Would recommend from age 9/10 upwards.

    10. A high 4!!! 4.5!!!! I was so gripped and intrigued by this book, the mystery really had me hooked. I haven't devoured a book this fast in a while!

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