Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar

Author: Kirsty Eagar
Publisher: Penguin
Copyright Year: 2012
ISBN: 978-0-14-320655-2
No of Pages: 314
Review By: Alexandra Fergusson
Book Synopsis:
Abbie lives a normal teen life. Her three obsessions. The ocean. Art. And Kane. With the unexpected return of Kane. Abbie has been noticing strange, unaccountable things. A dark presence is shadowing Kane and only Abbie can see. A mystified Abbie struggles to understand what’s happening around her. She is yet to find out that the dark shadowing presence wants her in its world. Forever.

Kirsty Eagar has created a rich, descriptive piece here. Her protagonist, at first, seems unlikeable. But as the story progresses and Abbie is forced to deal with all the problems of a teenage girl, as well as all the paranormal things happening around her. It becomes clear how strong and deep her character really is. The Gothic style and use of art references makes this simple story hauntingly beautiful. There are some graphic content (or reference to) both sexual and violent images and so it would be recommended for mid to late teens and up.