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rhona web picture smallRhona Sword’s visual review of ‘The Fault in our Stars’ by John Green

Forever Autumn – a new Dr Who adventure by Mark Morris.

It is almost Halloween in the sleepy New England town of Blackwood Falls. Autumn leaves litter lawns and sidewalks, paper skeletons hang in windows, and carved pumpkins leer from stoops and front porches.

The Doctor and Martha soon discover that something long-dormant has awoken in the town, and this will be no ordinary Halloween. What is the secret of the ancient chestnut tree and the mysterious book discovered tangled in its roots? what rises from the local
churchyard in the dead of night, sealing up the rips of the only witness? And why are the harmless trappings of Halloween suddenly taking on a creepy new life of their own?

As nightmarish creatures prowl the streets, the Doctor and Martha must battle to prevent both the townspeople and themselves from suffering a grisly fate…

Mark Morris has written a creepy and atmospheric thriller set in a small American town at Halloween. The monsters are horrible, the scene setting and characterisation accomplished, and the story fast- paced and riveting. A superb addition to the recent range of original BBC novels, this is a great read and recommended for all ages.

Rhona Sword – S3