Read The Grindle Witch by Benjamin J. Myers Online


Beware the Grindle Witch, an ancient evil come back to life in this creepy supernatural tale.When Jack Jolly moves from the city to the tiny Northern village of Grindle, he thinks his life's just become a lot more boring. But then he finds himself plunged into the middle of a terrifying mystery, and confronting an ancient evil - the Grindle Witch.But when Jack and his newBeware the Grindle Witch, an ancient evil come back to life in this creepy supernatural tale.When Jack Jolly moves from the city to the tiny Northern village of Grindle, he thinks his life's just become a lot more boring. But then he finds himself plunged into the middle of a terrifying mystery, and confronting an ancient evil - the Grindle Witch.But when Jack and his new friends, Paddy and Leila, take drastic measures to stop the Grindle Witch, they realise that they may have unleashed more than they bargained for.A creepy supernatural tale that will have readers on the edge of their seats....

Title : The Grindle Witch
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 9781444011715
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

The Grindle Witch Reviews

  • Wendy
    2019-02-09 21:50

    Brace yourselves and be prepared for a pacey, supernatural adventure – it’s an attention-holder for sure!Bored Jack Jolly had only been in the village of Grindle for two weeks when the first ‘incident’ took place. His father, a pathologist, was called out to investigate the death of a local chap, but the authorities are at a loss as to what could have caused such destruction.It’s not a great start to a new ‘quiet’ life in the country, especially now the villagers are desperate to know who could have done such a thing. But the havoc doesn’t stop there…Jack and his new friends, Paddy and Leila, are naturally curious and soon they unwittingly stumble over the divide that separates them from relative safety and where they will connect with supernatural entities.Needless to say, more trouble brews and the young teens get into all kinds of scrapes. And when an odd character arrives, with his skinny limbs and a Fedora, things get a whole lot weirder...Without a doubt, Jack makes the perfect unwitting hero. Being shy and socially awkward, it’s great to hear his thoughts when he believes he’s said something so utterly stupid, only to make it ten times worse in his head, then say something even more stupid – you get the idea! We see the trio’s friendship grow alongside their personalities, which in turn strengthens their bond.Between being faced with making decisions in some pretty bizarre circumstances and an evil showdown taking place, there’s also a lovely crush blossoming between two of the friends, but nothing heavy to worry about though.It’s so refreshing to read that their battles can be fought without the aid of a single mobile phone or Google; in a mystery / adventure, it proves that problem solving can be done with pure intellect and leg work (or cycle power in this case) and yet the story’s not in the slightest bit old fashioned – and the unexpected twist at the end was a real gem!Just one thing, I think younger children may find some descriptions a wee bit unnerving; some of them conjure up some pretty grim scenes, particularly where 'attacks' have taken place. Don’t get me wrong, they are brilliantly portrayed, but it is a tad graphic in places.Talking of graphic, that cover is just amazing in real life and totally compliments the story.(I must offer my sincere thanks to the publisher for sending me this hardback copy of this book for review. It's a great book, so I'm truly grateful.)

  • Theresa
    2019-01-24 00:30

    I was one of the lucky few who received The Grindle Witch from Goodreads First reads.I was so invested in this book and the characters. The author Benjamin J. Myers described the settings and characters wonderfully. I enjoyed watching Jack grow and gain confidence throughout the book. The little love interest that developed was so sweet. The story itself had me wanting to know what was going to happen next, why was the witch there? Was there a demon? What will happen next to the the three friends.My only issue was some of the descriptive words the author used, being that the book is a 'children's book' I felt that they may not understand their meaning. It's not a huge issue more of a personal observation.I really did enjoy the book and will be looking out for future releases from this author.

  • Matthew White
    2019-02-12 19:36

    Pulls a rabbit out of the hat! From a shocking opening, the story weaves a fascinating tale. I'm not going to give too much away, other than to say that, for a while, I had rather thought that the story had tried to do too much, too soon. But Benjamin J. Myers manages to maintain the pace of the opening third, and piles hook upon hook, twist on twist, to create a story that manages to be both breathless and creepy. I would recommend to anyone who enjoyed the Spooks books by Joseph Delaney, or the Lockwood & Co stories by Jonathan Stroud.

  • Victoria Chism
    2019-01-28 23:40

    I loved reading this book. From the start it was exciting and flowed well making it easy to read. The book has great characters. The descriptions throughout the book help you develop a sense of place so that you feel that you know the village and surrounding landscape as though you've been there yourself and ridden your bike down the same lanes. The hair raising bits were gripping and I couldn't stop reading. I really recommend this book.

  • Amanda
    2019-02-07 00:25

    Quite a likeable book. Not scary as the cover or title would suggest. Does take a dark turn towards the end, and felt a bit rushed at times. The epilogue was not great and was a different tone to the rest of the book which I think it could have lived without. Overall a good little adventure.

  • Sharon
    2019-02-05 00:32

    Such a creepy book, don't be fooled by the childish cover. Knew I was going to like this book by the way a cave was described in the first few pages - something about a dark mouth? Can't remember but the atmosphere is really good in this book.

  • Graham
    2019-02-13 22:28

    I really wanted to enjoy this book but unfortunately I just found it drawn out and poorly executed. I appreciate that even though it is a kids book it is quite creepy at times and suspenseful, but I just couldn't get into the story and the characters made no connection with me.

  • Chris
    2019-01-29 00:36

    This is an entertaining, easy read. It's technically a children's book, which I wasn't aware of when I entered the giveaway.I received my copy of this book for free through Goodreads Giveaways.

  • William Deakin
    2019-02-08 23:44

    a creepy tale that I enjoyed reading to my nephews and which they enjoyed even more

  • Pat Elvidge
    2019-01-22 18:37

    This book genuinely scared meTo the point I was dreaming of witches halfway threwI will highly recommend this bookThank you to good readsA fantastic boom I give 5 stars

  • Maaike
    2019-01-25 16:47

    The Grindle Witch is a very exciting and frightening fantasy book. In the book demons and witches do exist and that’s what I really like about it. The story is also well made up by the author, because in normal life there is no possibility that something like this could happen.In the book there is constantly a danger, because the kids in the book know that every time it gets dark there could happen something terrible.I found it an awesome book, because it took me away from reality in a fantasy world and I would really recommend it to everyone who likes fantasy books!