You’ve Let Them In


ISBN: 9781925760699 Format: ISBN: 978-1-925760-69-9, PB 256pp Rights: World Release / Publication Date: 01 /04 /2021



‘Gripping, suspenseful, genuinely scary – with an unexpected seam of humour running all the way through.’ Susan Green, author of the Verity Sparks series

Scott is in shock when his family – his father Leo, sister Natalie, the twins and their eccentric stepmother Sally – move to a rundown old house on the outskirts of town.

The garden is a menacing jungle that refuses to be tamed. An ancient gnome in its midst supposedly stands guard against lurking secrets, much to Scott’s disgust and Sally’s delight.

When strange and scary things start occurring and the creatures from the trees begin to invade the house, Scott must face the peril of an unknown force that threatens to turn their world upside down.

Recommended for ages 9-12 years

Lois Murphy has travelled widely, spending six years exploring Australia in a homemade 4WD truck, working mainly in small or remote towns, before settling in Darwin for a number of years. The majority of Soon, her first novel, was written while living in a caravan park in Carnarvon. The bulk of You’ve Let Them In, her first book for children, was written in Broken Hill. She recently settled in regional Victoria, in a house strangely similar to the one in this book. She lives in her particular shambles with two black cats and three chickens, but doesn’t really like garden gnomes, so thankfully has no idea what they’re talking about.