Long Lankin by Lindsey Barraclough
Random House Children's Books ISBN 9780552563215
Beware of Long Lankin... Cora and her younger sister Mimi are sent to stay with their Aunt Ida who offers them a rather cold welcome. Their arrival has awoken an evil that has lurked around for years. Cora and Mimi find friendship from people in the village but they would dearly love to go back to London to their former life. They hear eerie voices and see mysterious warnings - but can Cora protect her sister from such an ancient evil? Inspired by a haunting ballad, this book is descriptive and atmospheric, chilling and thought-provoking. It is brilliantly written and grips the reader from beginning to end.