Where Monsters Lie by Polly Ho-Yen (2016)
The children of Mivtown have grown up knowing the legend of the monsters of the loch. Every year the villagers throw an offering into the dark waters to appease them – though of course no one actually believes the stories behind the legends. But this year peculiar things begin to happen, and protagonist Effie’s life starts to slowly unravel. First, her rabbit goes missing, and then, so does her mum. This atmospheric book is a gorgeous tale of legends, curses, and local mysteries.
Recommended reading age: 9-11 years old