About the story
Claire looked across the fields and saw a tall stone building. ‘An old castle!’ she said. ‘I must go and see that before I go home again.’ Aunt Min didn’t look at the castle. ‘It – it’s not a nice place to visit,’ she said. ‘Genny Castle is dangerous.’ ‘Dangerous?’ said Claire. ‘Why?’ When Claire’s mother and father go away for Christmas, Claire goes to stay with her Aunt Min. Aunt Min lives in the village of Little Genny and near it is an old castle. Claire is very interested in the castle and she wants to know more about it. But the people in the village are afraid of Genny Castle and they won’t talk to her about it. Accidents happen there. People die . . . Aunt Min says she must stay away, but Claire knows she can’t. She must find answers. And soon, she will. Because in the castle something is waiting. And it knows her.