Lindsey Barraclough Long Lankin

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Beware of Long Lankin ...When Cora and her little sister Mimi are sent to stay with their great-aunt in the isolated village of Bryers Guerdon, they sense immediately that they're not welcome. What they don't know is that the last time two young girls were at Guerdon Hall, their visit ended in a mysterious, violent tragedy. Something dark and evil has haunted the village for centuries. Now it has set eyes on its next victim, and it will stop at nothing to lay claim to her. With the help of local schoolboys Roger and Peter, Cora must uncover the horrifying secrets buried deep within Bryers Guerdon - before it is too late for Mimi. Bewitching and atmospheric, this is a truly stunning debut that will linger with you for days after the final, chilling pages. (Quelle:'Flexibler Einband/05.01.2012')
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  • Haunting and creepy

    Long Lankin
    misspider

    misspider

    21. June 2017 um 07:22

    I remember how I just had to have this book when it was published, so I purchased and shelved it immediately. But somehow I never got around to actually reading it until now - I guess it's accusing glare finally worked on me...The story is quite fascinating: while it starts very slow and gets even slower throughout the story,it never failed to hold my attention nor was it boring to me. Of course, sometimes I thought 'hurry up', because I wanted to know what would happen next. But somehow this painfully reduced pace only added to the tension. The claustrophobic stuffy feeling of the house - due to its always closed doors and windows - added a numbing quality that further enhanced the foreboding feeling of some inevitable evil to happen. At the end, my patience was rewarded with a very creepy (and also creeping) story about the legend - or maybe not - of an evil creature called Long Lankin, who comes to take little children away.I really loved Cora's character, her suspicious curiosity and ever-present frustration at being left out of some important secret by the adults, especially her weirdly acting and a bit frightening auntie Ida. However, I did have some problems with her younger sister Mimi, which seemed to say don't want/don't like to all and everything. This could have been used as a clever way of showing that she somehow sensed the danger she was in, but without further explanation it only served to irritate me.All in all, a haunting story with a high level of creepiness, though its snail pace may put off especially its younger readers. I already ordered the sequel...

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  • Slow but creepy

    Long Lankin
    misspider

    misspider

    04. April 2016 um 14:42

    I remember how I just had to have this book when it was published, so I purchased and shelved it immediately. But somehow I never got around to actually reading it until now - I guess it's accusing glare finally worked on me...The story is quite fascinating: while it starts very slow and gets even slower throughout the story,it never failed to hold my attention nor was it boring to me. Of course, sometimes I thought 'hurry up', because I wanted to know what would happen next. But somehow this painfully reduced pace only added to the tension. The claustrophobic stuffy feeling of the house - due to its always closed doors and windows - added a numbing quality that further enhanced the foreboding feeling of some inevitable evil to happen. At the end, my patience was rewarded with a very creepy (and also creeping) story about the legend - or maybe not - of an evil creature called Long Lankin, who comes to take little children away.I really loved Cora's character, her suspicious curiosity and ever-present frustration at being left out of some important secret by the adults, especially her weirdly acting and a bit frightening auntie Ida. However, I did have some problems with her younger sister Mimi, which seemed to say don't want/don't like to all and everything. This could have been used as a clever way of showing that she somehow sensed the danger she was in, but without further explanation it only served to irritate me.All in all, a haunting story with a high level of creepiness, though its snail pace may put off especially its younger readers. I already ordered the sequel...

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