A surreal, creepy, spine-shivering tale peopled with characters from your worst nightmares! Childhood will never be the same again…
GRYMM by Keith Austin
Published in Paperback, by Red Fox, 5th July, 2012, £6.99
Something stirred in the gravelly yard beneath their window . . . A soft slippery nuzzle, the sort of sounds you’d expect a pig to make with its snout in a trough . . .
The small mining town of Grymm perched on the very edge of the Great Desert is the kind of town you leave – but when Dad gets a three-month contract in the mine there, Mina and Jacob, unwilling stepbrother and sister, are reluctantly arriving.
From a grotesque letting agent who seems to want to eat their baby brother, a cafe owner whose milkshakes contain actual maggots and the horribly creepy butcher, baker and candle-maker, Mina and Jacob soon realize that nothing in Grymm is what it appears to be.
And then things get seriously weird when their baby brother disappears – and no one seems to even notice! In Grymm, your worst nightmares really do come true . . .
Dark, nightmarish, and punctuated with pitch-black humour, GRYMM is a world worthy of Roald Dahl and Tim Burton – or the original Grimm Brothers themselves. Scarily real but with a dark twist, this terrific debut novel will have kids reading in appalled fascination.
A Cockney born and bred, Keith Austin’s first job involved standing waist deep in a vat full of live eels! He quickly turned to journalism and began an international career which has taken him from The Sunday Times in London, via the China Daily newspaper in Beijing, to the Sydney Morning Herald where he was chief sub before turning to writing. He is now concentrating full time on writing.
Find out more about Keith HERE