Kirkus Starred Review: “…well-paced narrative… shocking conclusion”

Posted March 6, 2017 on kirkusreviews.com – Link to post A lonely teen girl’s life is changed forever when she discovers horrifying secrets about her family. Fifteen-year-old Gemma has never left the place she calls home, an island off the coast of New Brunswick. Her father, an amateur scientist, tells her that it’s for her own good. But he’s too…

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Globe and Mail Review: ” gasp-worthy twists …beyond the boundaries of expectation”

Posted December 30, 2016 – Globe and Mail – Link to post The Darkhouse By Barbara Radecki Dancing Cat Books, 244 pages, $14.95 It turns out that the creepiest place to set a thriller is a remote island off the coast of New Brunswick. This is Toronto author Barbara Radecki’s debut and it’s a showstopper. Fifteen-year-old Gemma lives with her…

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CM: Canadian Review of Materials reviews THE DARKHOUSE

Posted in CM Magazine | Volume XXIII Number 27 | March 24, 2017 Link to post The Darkhouse by Barbara Radecki. Toronto, ON: Dancing Cat Books, 2016. Grades 8 and up / Ages 13 and up. Review by Chasity Findlay. ***½ /4 Excerpt: I turn around to check the rest of the room. Cardboard sheets like the ones I saw…

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