Eden turned the teddy bear over in her hands and Cal saw the way her fingers stroked the worn patch of fur, touching the frayed threads where the glass eye used to be. ‘Where did you get this?’ she whispered. Jefferson smiled. ‘From in here,’ he told her, tapping a finger against his temple. ‘From inside your head.’ After meeting on holiday in Montana, Cal and Eden decide to explore the mountains beyond their campground. But deep in the woods, someone is watching them. Jefferson Boyd, a lone outcast, believes he has discovered a way of turning dreams into reality. But he needs someone to experiment upon. When Cal wakes up in an isolated cabin, he discovers they are not alone. And as the terrifying truth emerges, he realises that their only chance of survival is to finally confront the nightmares that are stalking them through the shadows of the forest . . .
Steve Voake was formerly headmaster of Kilmersdon Primary School in Somerset. Following the huge success of his first novel THE DREAMWALKER’S CHILD and with further books commissioned by Faber in the UK and Bloomsbury in the US, he resigned from his position to focus on writing full time. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University and is a regular tutor for The Arvon Foundation. Steve has also written the ‘DAISY DAWSON’ series (Walker Books) for younger readers which was published by Candlewick in the US and became a bestseller for Scholastic Book Club.
Steve is currently working on a new novel for Faber and a new series for Walker Books, the first of which, HOOEY HIGGINS & THE SHARK, will be published in March 2010. He lives in Somerset with his wife and two children.