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Unrest

Seventeen-year-old Elliott hasnt slept properly for months. Not since the accident that nearly killed him. Sometimes he half-wakes, paralysed, while shadowy figures move around him. Other times he is the one moving around, while his body lies asleep on the bed. His doctors say sleep paralysis and out of body experiences are harmless – but to Elliott they’re terrifying.

Convinced that his brush with death has attracted the spirit world, Elliott secures a job at a reputedly haunted museum, determined to discover the truth. There, he meets the enigmatic Ophelia. But, as she and Elliott grow closer, Elliott draws new attention from the dead. One night, during an out of body experience, Elliott returns to bed to find his body gone. Something is occupying it, something dead that wants to live again . . . and it wants Ophelia, too . . .

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Reviews of Unrest

‘It takes great skill to create an atmosphere that creeps off the page into your veins. Harrison’s subtlety and eye for detail lift this above any other spookfest.’

The Independent

‘Spooky, gripping and intriguing. I really enjoyed it.’

Sophie McKenzie (author of GIRL, MISSING)

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Unrest German edition – Loewe Verlag