Into the Grey

Celine Kiernan / Children's / Fiction

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UK Publisher

O'Brien Press, Walker Books

US Publisher

Candlewick Press

Date Published

August 1st, 2013


Allen & Unwin (Australia / New Zealand),Bokabeitan (Icelandic)

An evocative and chilling ghost story from the creator of the internationally acclaimed Moorehawke Trilogy.

After their nan accidentally burns the family home down, twin brothers Patrick and Dominick move with their parents and baby sister to a small cottage by the sea. The family has spent many a happy summer there but never a winter – and against a backdrop of howling storms and wild seas, the haunting of the twins begins…

CBI Book of the Year Award – 2012
CBI Children’s Choice Award – 2012
Reading Association of Ireland Award – 2013
Shortlisted for the Sakura Medal – 2014


Vivid descriptions and consistently polished, well-paced prose... A gripping, highly original ghost story.

- Kirkus

A truly haunting story.

- The Irish Times

Young teenagers will be gripped by this supernatural thriller... An impressive work for the 12+ age group... Offers thrills alongside an important, but understated, lesson in humanity.

- Sunday Business Post

...Her most impressive fiction to date. This is writing of an extremely high order, eloquent in its imagination and warm in its empathetic humanity.

- Robert Dunbar

*Selected as a Kirkus Review Best Teen Books of 2014*

- Kirkus Reviews

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