Hear the Dead Cry, Paperback

Hear the Dead Cry Paperback

3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


The cemetery I know best is Forest Grove. I spend most of my time there. That's where most of my friends are ...The ones my age and the children, they almost all need someone to talk to.

They weren't ready. They'll tell you that. Murray doesn't have many friends at school. A quiet loner with a troubled family life, he spends all his time down at Forest Grove cemetery, speaking to the dead and listening to their stories.

When he hears a terrified new voice pleading for help, Murray is convinced it is Nikki, a popular young cheerleader who went missing over a month ago - but who will believe him? And where is the body? Together with Pearl, the daughter of the cemetery groundskeeper, Murray must struggle to uncover the truth in a town full of secrets.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Horror & ghost
  • ISBN: 9780552563338



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Quite enjoyed this. The characters are really well developed and unique which is great considering how many characters there are and how many POV shifts occur. I found that a but disjointing, that midway through a paragraph from one POV the reader is suddenly in the head of another character. But it's consistent, this happens throughout the novel. I was a little annoyed at the blurb on the back as it says Murray is "convinced" the new ghost he hears is the missing girl, Nikki. In reality he doesn't come across this assumption until 3/4 of the way through the book. So the reader knew before he did, seemed a bit of a copout.Short chapters, easy read, worth a look if you see it on a bookshelf :)

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