Alex Nye


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Fiona and Samuel must once again confront the secrets of Dunadd House, in this sequel to the award-winning Chill.

Floris Books
Age Range:
From 8 to 12 years
248 pages
Publication date:
17 Jul 2014


A scream in the night, a hidden staircase to nowhere and a ghostly face: Dunadd House still has secrets.

For over 400 years something has been hidden in old Dunadd House, and as another dangerous winter descends Samuel and the Morton children discover it's not just the cold sending a shiver down their spine: not all their ghosts have been put to rest.

Can they unravel the family secret before they're forced to leave their home forever?

The bone-chilling sequel to Scottish Children's Book Award winner Chill.


'Will keep readers on the edge of their seats. ...These scary stories are a great addition to any middle-grade collection.'
-- School Library Journal

'Readers who enjoyed Chill will be delighted to pick up the story here and new ones will want to go back and read the earlier adventures.'
-- Jane Sandell, The Scotsman

'This will be a great story to read with Junior classes or to encourage 8-12s to read for themselves'
-- Wendy Worley. The School Librarian, Winter 2009

'I think this book was very spooky and exciting... I would give it 5 out of 5.'
-- Freya, James Gillespie's High pupil, Teen Titles


Alex Nye lives in Dunblane, and is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund at the University of Glasgow. She has held many residencies through the Scottish Book Trust, and is the author of several books for children and adults. Her children's novels Chill (which won a Scottish Children’s Book Award in 2007) and its sequel Shiver were inspired by living in a remote cottage on Sheriffmuir. When she is not writing, she enjoys walking her dog, swimming and exploring the Scottish countryside.

You can also visit the author's own website at


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