Alex is my twin. We're not identical or anything. But something holds us together even when we argue and fight - something secret. We're telepathic. And I can hear him now.
'We're prisoners, Adam.'
It was supposed to be a normal family holiday. Nothing to report, apart from the usual bickering. But this is different. This town is weird, with its time-warp houses and zombie inhabitants. Worst of all, no matter which way we run, there's no way out. The people are closing in. Now they're after our sister, sweet little Emmy. We've got to save her - from the chanting, the madness and from the ancient curse.
'Gene Kemp [is] faultless on the mysterious, transient vocabulary of the young.' Guardian
'Gene Kemp has addressed a wide range of readers in a variety of genres.inventive and imaginative; she is a very funny writer who writes with a passionate concern for human dignity and justice; there is a large space in her work for the underprivileged and the marginalized, and a grittiness in their representation which refuses any reader temptation to sentimentalize them.' Gillian Cross, author of The Demon Headmaster
Gene Kemp has established herself as one of the most inventive and imaginative of British children's writers. She is best-known for her Cricklepit School stories, including The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler, a winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Children's Rights Award, Charlie Lewis Plays for Time, which was runner-up for the Whitbread Award in 1985, and Just Ferret, which was a runner-up for the Smarties Award in 1990.