Taken Away, Celine Kiernan (Allen & Unwin)
If you want a spooky and really beautiful story then this one is for you.
After their Nan (who has started to slip into senility) burns down their family home, brothers Dom and Pat have to move to a seaside house - and it isn't long before the nightmares start, the ghostly apparition of a soldier appears to them and they save an old man from committing suicide.
But when a strange, frightening goblin-boy appears one night it appears trouble from the past has come to get them. Dom, in particular, is in grave danger.
Set in Ireland in 1974, Taken Away is a fast-paced, frightening, fascinating story for readers 10+