The Moor

By Sam Haysom

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A group of 13-year-old boys go hiking on the moors of South West England -- and gradually begin to disappear, one by one.

Publication date: May 2018
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About the book

The Moor is a coming-of-age horror novel that explores themes of friendship, the cycle of abuse, and the struggle to shake off the bad things that happen to us when we're growing up. 

The main story takes place over a long weekend in 2002, as a group of 13-year-old boys set out on a walking tour across the moors of South West England — and gradually begin to disappear, one by one. The rest of the story takes place in 2015, and follows one of the boys as he journeys back to the moor to face the evil he uncovered 13 years earlier. 

Set against the windy darkness of Rutmoor, the weekend starts with teenagers exchanging ghost stories around a campfire. As their walk gets underway and the boys begin to fall out, though, odd things start to happen. There are noises in the night. A severed rabbit's foot turns up outside someone's tent. 

Soon, the boys begin to disappear.

As panic sets in and a storm approaches, the remaining boys have to band together to face a darkness not even the local ghost stories could have helped them predict.

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