While the Others Sleep

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Alfie Mandeville doesn’t know why he’s been sent away to Scarbrook House, a sanatorium where the children of Victorian Britain’s upper class are hidden away. The only thing wrong with him is that he cannot sleep. But disturbing things are happening at Scarbrook – things that make Alfie wonder if he really is insane. A sleepwalker is found dead. A funeral is interrupted from beyond the grave. Worst of all, terrible creatures stalk the dorms at night, looking for a demon patient to drag back to hell, consuming anything that stands in their way. The only protection is to be asleep – but Alfie is wide awake. He must find the demon patient if he is to stay alive. But the true reason for his residency at Scarbrook is anything but a simple case of insomnia… A scream-in-the-dark psychological thriller by the author of Darkside – guaranteed to keep you awake at night!

Product Details







Date published

March 4th, 2013

Lexile measure


Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 6.4; Middle years plus; 9.0 points

Other details

  • 256 pages



UK edition


  1. Cai, Book Club Review Team
    on 18 February 2013

    Really creepy and original

    This book was really creepy. I thought is was an original slant on a ghost story and a real page-turner. It was very well-written and I liked the Victorian element.

    5 out of 5

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