The Treasure of Westminster Abbey by John Rae Thistle Publishing Horror , Teens & YA
Pub Date 19 Feb 2019
'It is one thing to say that you do not believe in ghosts and quite another to walk alone through the Abbey cloisters after dark...'
Going through the cloisters one evening, Emily bumps into a stranger. In the gloom she cannot see who he is, but it seems that he wears a monk's habit, and has only a stump where his hand should be.
Soon after this unnerving experience, Emily and her older sisters, Penelope and Alyce, are puzzled by the appearance in Westminster Abbey of a party of French monks, led by the enigmatic Father Pierre. Is their all-night vigil at the Abbey genuine, Penelope wonders, or is it in fact a cover-up for some illegal activity?
Alyce's overwhelming interest in history leads to an exciting question. Was all the treasure once guarded in the Abbey actually discovered in Tudor times; or did some remain hidden — to tempt twentieth century thieves?
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The Tressure of Westminster Abbey is a teen novel starting Emily who at age ten decides to cut through the cloisters on her way home. After saying goodbye to Susan at the Main Gate of the Abbey she decided at the spur of the moment to take the shortcut. During the day the Cloisters were welcoming, but during the night with shadows lurking in every turn it was definitely scary.
As Emily rounds a corner she runs right into what looks like a monk. Terrified she runs away as fast as she can and tells the night Constable about the apparition as he is crossing the yard. Wanting to calm Emily down he tells her he will take a look. Not seeing anything or anyone Mr. Hutchings returns and informs Emily there is no sign of her monk.
Emily knows what she saw and felt, she remembered the monk did not have hands but a stump.
This is definitely an enjoyable easy read that keeps you holding your breath until the very end. The characters are well developed and you will love Penelope, Alyce and the rest of the gang. I especially enjoyed the map of the abbey so that you can reference back to it when you are imagining the space.
I was provided this book for free in exchange for my honest opinion.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book for anyone who loves a good mystery with a bit of history thrown in for good measure. 📕👍🏼
I GIVE IT A 5 STAR: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️