Exclusive extract from My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood (eBook publishing 1st November, Hardback publishing 9th February)
As consciousness returns, I hear it: thud, thud.
As I creep down the hallway I take a cursory glance around to see if there is something I can arm myself with and I grab my mother’s old wooden clock from the sideboard. It’s the closest thing to hand.
Holding the clock tightly in my hands, I slowly make my way to the kitchen.
The sound grows louder as I approach. Thud, thud, thud. It falls in step with my heart as I reach the kitchen door and prepare to launch myself at whoever is in there.
I take a deep breath and slowly count to three. One, two, three –