Haunted by Tessa Buckley – Book Review

Haunted by Tessa Buckley – Book Review

Haunted by Tessa Buckley

The Eye Spy Series Book Two

Author – Tessa Buckley
Publisher – Matador
Pages – 169
Released – 27th July 2017
ISBN-13 – 978-1838594886
Format – ebook, paperback
Rating – 4 Stars
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Alex doesn’t believe in ghosts, but he is about to have his beliefs challenged.

When Jimmy Devlin asks Alex and Donna to investigate the strange things that have been happening at The Priory, Alex seizes the opportunity to prove to his sister that ghosts don’t exist. But as they start to look into the unexplained noises and shadowy figures, it becomes clear that unquiet spirits are far from the only problem facing the Devlin family. Can the twins solve the many mysteries of The Priory at the same time as outwitting a very dangerous enemy?

Review by Stacey

Twins Donna and Alex catch up with new student Jimmy at their high school who they haven’t seen since they were at primary school together.

Jimmy explains to the twins that his father won the lottery and that they moved into the old mansion in town called The Priory and until recently he attended a private school.

He also tells them that The Priory is haunted. Donna and Alex are the founding members of the ‘Eye Spy Investigation club’ and tell Jimmy they can find out what is really happening at his home as they don’t believe in ghosts.

Haunted is the second book in the Eye Spy series by author Tessa Buckley. Funny enough I have read book three ‘Lady in Red’ but not book one, yet.

The story is aimed at middle-graders and would make the perfect book for those just moving on to larger storybooks as they are easy to read and don’t contain any words that are hard to read or understand.

The kids are all headstrong and work well together. They love investigating and welcome a good mystery in their lives.

The plot features ghostly activity and dangerous criminals but I can’t say any of it was scary. It’s a feel-good children’s adventure novel that compliments the series perfectly. A few good twists give this story an exciting feel too.

For children who want a good mystery to read that will keep them entertained won’t be disappointed.

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Author Info

Tessa Buckley haunted

Tessa Buckley was an inveterate scribbler as a child, and spent much of her time writing and illustrating stories. After studying Interior Design, she spent fifteen years working for architects and designers. She took up writing again after her young daughter complained that she couldn’t find enough adventure stories to read. This led, in 2016, to the publication of Eye Spy, the first in a series of detective stories for 9-12 year olds, designed to encourage reluctant readers. The second book in the series, Haunted, was a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2017.

Tessa lives with her husband and a large white cat called Pippa. in a town on the Thames estuary, which inspired the seaside setting for the novels. She also writes about health and nutrition, and family history, which has been her passion for many years.

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