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The Creeper Man

A second, chilling YA novel from the mistress of psychological horror.

When Silla and her little sister Nori escape London and their abusive father, Aunt Cath’s country house feels like a safe haven. The girls love the freedom they never had in their violent home. But slowly, ever so slowly, things begin to change.
Aunt Cath locks herself in the attic, pacing; every day the surrounding forest inches slowly towards the house; a mysterious boy appears, offering friendship. Nori claims that a man watches from the trees, a man with no eyes who creeps closer and closer . . .

The Creeper Man is Dawn Kurtagich’s second novel, published in North America as And the Trees Crept In, and sold following hotly-contested auctions in both the US and the UK.

Rights details

UK: Orion (July 16)
US: Little, Brown (September 16)

Good news

School Library Journal Starred Review

“Kurtagich’s horror imagery is satisfying and affecting….A great next read for teens who enjoy being scared.”

The Author

Dawn Kurtagich

By the time she was eighteen, Dawn had been to fifteen schools across two continents. The daughter of a British globe-trotter and single mother, she grew up all over the place, but her formative years were spent in Africa–on a mission, in the bush, in the city and in the desert.

In her literary life, Dawn is drawn to the dark and the inexplicable. Her debut YA horror/suspense novel, THE DEAD HOUSE, received huge interest from publishers on both sides of the Atlantic, eventually being sold to the transatlantic Hachette group.  Her second novel has two titles – AND THE TREES CREPT IN in the USA, and CREEPER MAN in the UK – reflecting the cross-Atlantic appeal of Dawn’s fiction. TEETH IN THE MIST followed in 2019.


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