‘Williams follows her widely acclaimed ‘Gaslight’ with a deliciously atmospheric ghost story set on the salty, windswept Welsh coast.’ Fiona Noble. The Bookseller.
Cover design by Anne Glenn. Pretty gorgeous isn’t it?!
‘She will come for you…’ Lark needs a break. Her mother is ill, her little sister has stopped speaking and she’s fallen out with her best friend. When they go on holiday to the Welsh coast for autumn half term the sisters rush off to explore. But this freedom soon gets frightening. Is there a figure in the fog? What happened at the ruined house in the woods? Why does her sister keep drawing a girl in a green dress? As the storms get wilder and events get stranger, Lark must face a long-buried secret to save her family. A chilling contemporary ghost story from the award-winning author of Gaslight, inspired by and set firmly on the Welsh shoreline.
Shortlisted for the NE Book Award 2019!
Shortlisted for the Tir na nOg Awards 2019!
September 2018 #PrimarySchoolBookClub Pick
You can read a fantastic Seaglass interview with Tamsin of Kenilworth books HERE.
Or watch the very spooky trailer! EEK!
My sea glass collection. Very important research and NOT time wasted wandering on the beach.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
‘I loved the idea that each piece of sea glass has its own story – just like every person has their own story, regardless of who they are and what they look like.’ Phoebe, Chantry School.
‘A brilliantly atmospheric & shiversome ghost story which skilfully dovetails past & present whilst capturing all the confusion of being 13 years old.’ Abi Elphinstone author of Sky Song
‘At times eerie and chilling, its totally absorbing characters and wild, windy landscapes had me wholly gripped. Lark is a strong yet complex heroine determined to resolve a serious family drama even if that means facing the supernatural. Captivating!’ Family Bookworms Wales
‘I was lucky enough to read Seaglass and it’s brilliant. So atmospheric, and chilling, and gripping, but with real warmth at its heart. Loved the heroine; a character of real complexity, and Eloise Williams’ writing is as shining and beautiful as the book’s title.’ Kiran Millwood Hargrave author of The Way Past Winter
My Nanny Brenda (92) and my niece Rosie (13) both read Seaglass at the same time! It made me very proud! Books bring people together!
‘An eerie and entrancing ghost story, told in a bold contemporary voice, set in a stunning Welsh coastal landscape. The supernatural elements are beautifully interwoven with real-life issues, and the setting is brought to vivid life through Eloise Williams’s breathtaking writing. It’s so refreshing to read a complex and lovable character: I love that Lark is brave, loyal and very angry, with realistically flawed family and friends.’ Liz Flanagan author of Dragon Daughter
‘I LOVED this. Eloise Williams has perfectly married the natural world with human nature. This is a story where past events have intertwined with the present to create a wonderfully atmospheric and creepy tale. You’ll never look at sea glass the same way again.’ Juliette Forrest author of Twister
Seaglass is set in a fictionalised version of Wiseman’s Bridge in Pembrokeshire. Here is the beach which inspired the story looking mean, moody and ready for a ghost story.
‘Bewitched from the opening paragraph, I fell heart and soul into this chilling ghost story and didn’t resurface until the very last word. #Seaglass is eerie, captivating and utterly brilliant!’ Anna the Bookworm
‘A haunting, roller coaster ride of a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.’ Lu Hersey author of Deep Water
‘Powerful and thought-provoking, with family and friendship at its core and so much to say about the importance of words and compassion. Truly exceptional.’ Amy Wilson author of Snowglobe
‘It’s the perfect mix of ingredients – gorgeously atmospheric, deliciously spooky, heartfelt and moving all at the same time.’ Victoria Williamson author of The Fox Girl and the White Gazelle
‘I would recommend this book for ages 9-14 and would rate it 5 stars. Whilst reading this page-turner, I felt goose bumps clamber down my spine.’ Lucy, Newcastle High School for Girls.
‘Seaglass is a wonderfully atmospheric, perfectly paced ghost story combined with a narrative about family and a really positive emphasis on the importance of being truthful with the ones you love. Seaglass is definitely a book to add to your reading list – you won’t be disappointed!’ The Book Activist – Book of the Month September 2018
‘I actually stayed up all night to read this book as I was so hooked and could not put it down. It’s fantastically creepy and had me totally gripped! Rating: 5 STARS 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟’. Shania Blogs
‘I adored her previous novel, Gaslight but I think Lark and Snow might have stolen my heart 10/10 for Seaglass.’ Rhian Ivory author of Hope
‘This book is all about family and how one thing can affect all members. It has inspired me to spend more time with mine and do the things we love doing together. Overall I gave this book a 5 out of 5 and I look forward to reading it again.’ Jenny, The Hermitage Academy – Durham.
‘Eloise’s writing sparkles like the seaglass of the title, bringing the setting and characters vividly to life while the sense of menace ebbs and flows like the tide.‘Claire Fayers author of Mirror Magic
‘Drama and suspense are created beautifully but Williams also demonstrates her mastery of teenage pack mentality, dialogue and pre-occupations. … This affecting story rings true on every level and while the ending is ultimately a happy one, it is also one freighted with intense emotion.’ 5 star review, Val Randall, Books for Keeps
‘This chilling ghost story will have readers gripped from the outset. As well as the spine-tingling supernatural elements, this compelling novel contains beautifully-written descriptions of the Welsh coastline and wildlife, and also explores issues such as racism, friendship, honesty and trust.’ BookTrust