This superbly chilling debut novel is the perfect Halloween book: a terrifying original ghost story for fans of The Haunting of Hill House and Susan Hill.
The spine-tingling ghost story everyone is raving about:
'If you like a good ghost story put this chilling thriller to the very top of your reading list'
'Will keep you up long after the witching hour' Rebecca Netley author of THE WHISTLING
'A satisfyingly good old-fashioned ghost story'
Susan Stokes-Chapman author of PANDORA
'I hoovered this up in one go.' Natasha Pulley author of THE WATCHMAKER OF FILIGREE STREET
'A book that feels like it's watching you . . . unsettling and gripping' Cari Thomas author of THREADNEEDLE
The past isn't always dead and buried.
A house with history. That's how the estate agent described the old toll house on the edge of the town. For Kelda it's the perfect rural home for her young son Dylan after a difficult few years.
But when Kelda finds a death mask concealed behind one of the walls, everything changes. Inexplicable things happen in the house, Kelda cannot shake the feeling of being watched and Dylan is plagued by nightmares, convinced he can see figures in his room. As Dylan's behaviour becomes increasingly challenging, Kelda seeks answers in the house's mysterious past. But she's running out of time.
Because something has awoken.
And now it won't rest . . .
'Beautifully written. Carly Reagon is one to watch.' C.J. Cooke author of THE LIGHTHOUSE WITCHES
'Had me turning pages late into the night' Anita Frank author of THE LOST ONES
'An edge-of-the-seat, nail-biting read. I loved it.' Kate Hamer author of THE GIRL IN THE RED COAT
If you like a good ghost story put this chilling thriller to the very top of your reading list. The Toll House has it all: masterful storytelling and a creeping sense of dread that had me looking over my shoulder
I hoovered this up in one go. It's perfect for the spooky season - so twisty and clever. - NATASHA PULLEY, international bestselling author of THE WATCHMAKER OF FILIGREE STREET
Carly Reagon completed a six month course at Curtis Brown Creative and was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize in 2019. Her writing is inspired by her love of the Welsh countryside where she lives with her husband and three children. She works as a senior lecturer at Cardiff University, is a keen runner and singer, and has an interest in anything historic.