Press & Accolades


“From the first page, Gemma’s lonely interior world is drawn in rich detail, as is the island setting… The well-paced narrative builds from Gemma’s quiet longing to her bold quest for the truth to a shocking conclusion readers won’t see coming.”
Kirkus Starred Review, Read the full review

“…a showstopper… Radecki throws in gasp-worthy twists and takes the plot far beyond the boundaries of expectation.”
The Globe and Mail, Read the full review

“…a young adult thriller unlike any other… Radecki’s work developing Gemma’s character through the first person narration is masterfully done… a thrilling book that will take readers on a wild ride, forcing them to hold their breath until the very last page…. Highly Recommended.”
CM: Canadian Review of Materials, Read the full review

One of “15 Great Recommendations for Young Readers” in 2016
– CBC’s The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers, featuring Michele Landsberg and Ken Setterington, Read more

“The novel is well paced, with a narrative just twisty enough to keep even seasoned readers guessing. Radecki, a screenwriter and actress, writes with a clear prose style and good insight into the often-contradictory nooks and crannies of Gemma’s troubled psyche.”
Quill & Quire, Read the full review

The Darkhouse is a complex gem—mystery, psychological thriller, love story, and drama—all wrapped up in a story that will shock you and make your heart race to the last page.”
– David Skuy, bestselling, award-winning author of Undergrounders and Rocket Blues

“The Darkhouse doesn’t just hold you, it grips you tightly by the throat as it pulls you through a story that bewitches, thrills, shocks and tantalizes you.”
– Colin Mochrie, actor and author of Not Quite the Classics