The TakenSarah Pinborough
She's a beautiful little girl, only ten years old with pretty blond curls. Why, then, does she strike such terror into all who see her? Because she died thirty years ago – a horrible, agonizing death in the middle of a raging thunderstorm.
Tonight the storm has returned... and so has she; to exact revenge on those responsible for her death.
But there is more to the storm that carries her than even she knows, and as innocent Alex battles to save those she loves from the vindictive ghost of Melanie Parr, she discovers that terrible folklores can sometimes be true.
Sometimes, there are worse things to fear than death.
Sarah Pinborough is a critically acclaimed horror, thriller and YA author. In the UK she is published by both Gollancz and Jo Fletcher Books at Quercus and by Ace, Penguin and Titan in the US. Her short stories have appeared in several anthologies and she has a horror film Cracked currently in development and another original screenplay under option. She has recently branched out into television writing and has written for New Tricks on the BBC and has an original series in development with World Productions and ITV Global.
Sarah was the 2009 winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story, and has three times been short-listed for Best Novel. She has also been short-listed for a World Fantasy Award. Her novella, The Language of Dying was short-listed for the Shirley Jackson Award and won the 2010 British Fantasy Award for Best Novella.