ISBN-13: 9781787612419

RRP: £7.49

Published: 6th October 2022

The Haunting of Tyrese Walker

Winner of the Quiz Writers' Choice Award for Secondary Fiction
Nominated for the Carnegie Medal for Writing
Shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award and Diverse Book Award

After a shocking event leaves Tyrese struggling with grief, he’s taken to visit family in Jamaica. From the first night, strange things start happening: impossible visions, blackouts, swarms of insects, and the discovery of a grave hidden deep in the forest… Tyrese can’t explain what’s going on and he’s scared that he’s losing his grip on reality.

Then Tyrese is warned he’s being hunted by the mysterious Shadow Man. Under threat, Tyrese and his friends set out on a terrifying journey across the island to try and uncover the Shadow Man’s sinister history. Who can Tyrese trust when his own mind is falling apart and there’s nowhere left to hide?


"A creepy, atmospheric psychological horror for 12+ pitting grief’s destructive potential against the restorative power of love"
Imogen Russell Williams - Guardian

"It’s evocative, I can almost smell rural Jamaica, and it has the stand-out terrifying moments that sent chills through my bones"
Alex Wheatle

"A dark horror which terrified me to my very core"
Yvette Fielding

"Properly chilling and deeply tender, Rose draws on family and folklore to craft a world you will not want to leave"
Deirdre Sullivan

"The heat of Jamaica infused with the chill of its darkest folklore"
Phil Hickes, author of The Haunting of Aveline Jones