When their mother is hospitalised, Tara and Kyle are sent to live with their estranged grandparents in their isolated country house. At first, May and Peter Folcroft seem like the perfect grandparents: doting, generous and charming. But strange things start happening. The house seems to be haunted and, after a storm cuts the phone lines, May and Peter start acting weird too. Tara and Kyle are forced to play happy families as their suspicions towards their grandparents grow.
I love ghost stories, scary or not. The Folcroft Ghosts has as much atmosphere as any spooky story needs, although it did feel at times as though the plot was being forced along a little, and it was never really genuinely creepy. It’s a short book, so it gets to the point fairly quickly, with spooky activity beginning very early on. This builds into a pretty good plot-twist and, the only genuinely unsettling part of the book, a very spine-tingling ending.
My only real issue with this book is that it isn’t really about the ghosts, or a haunting. I won’t say any more on this because I don’t want to give spoilers, but looking at the title and the cover, I expected the ghostly theme to play a much bigger part.