Matt swallowed hard. “I’ll get them,” he said.
I put my hand on his arm, shook my head. “No. Stay down.”
I cut him off. “Matt,” I said. “Stay down. I’ll get them. I brought you in here. Don’t blame yourself, blame me.” I uncurled myself. It had to be now. If I waited, I’d lose my nerve. I knelt up, peered
over the edge of the stone. There was no sign of anyone. I’d do anything, I thought, give anything, if only we could get out of here unscathed. I should’ve known that wasn’t going to happen.
The tools were on top of the stone platform, but they were on the far side and at the far end—out of reach. If I lay on the stone and stretched across I could probably grab them. But lying down on that stone—the last time I’d done that it had scared the hell out of me. Maybe I could sneak out from behind the bank and go around the other side. Could I make it in time?
A whistle. Another in reply. They were nearer now. Much nearer. I strained to hear through the noise of the wind in the trees. There was another sound. Regular. Closer. Yes. The sound of someone walking through the undergrowth—someone moving carefully, trying to be silent but not quite managing it; someone just below us; someone near the steps that ran up to the ledge.
Voices, low, muttering. That meant there were at least two of them nearby. I couldn’t make out any words at first, and then it came—the one thing I’d been dreading.
Author: Mikey Campling
Genre: Science Fiction / Fantasy
Three stories, separated by five thousand years, united by one deadly secret:
Somewhere, sometime, the stone is waiting.
Trespass combines gritty, edgy modern-day action with a thrilling adventure across time. Discovered over 5,000 years ago, the Darkeningstone affects everyone who finds it.
Jake was too smart to believe the rumours about Scaderstone Pit, but now he’s in more danger than he could ever have imagined.
In 1939, as World War II looms, the lives of two men will be changed forever.
Over 5,000 years ago, a hermit will keep the stone a secret. But someone is watching him – someone with murder in his heart.
When it finds you, what will you see when you look into The Darkeningstone?
Mikey grew up in North Yorkshire, but he refuses to be classified according to Northern stereotypes, which is just the sort of bloody-minded attitude you’d expect from a Yorkshireman. During his first day at school, he discovered the wondrous world that is The Book Corner, and he has never really left it.
He now lives in Devon, on the edge of the wilds of Dartmoor, with his wife, two children, and a black Labrador called Lottie who will only bark when she’s asleep. And lots and lots of books.
You can find out more on Mikey’s website: mikeycampling.com
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