Secrets of the Home Wood: The Sacrifice
Julie Whitley, author
For Jonathon, the Home Wood, a part of the family farm for five generations, has always been a source of mystery and dread. Strange half-heard rumours passed among aunts, uncles and cousins never quite add up. More than twenty years ago, his father— when he was Jonathon’s age—was swallowed up by the Home Wood for more than a day and came back badly injured. That was when his grandfather forbade any family member from venturing back there. And so when, from his bedroom window one morning, Jonathon sees his father once again cross into the Home Wood, he knows something is very wrong. Deceiving his grandfather, Jonathon sets out after his father and makes his way, for the first time in his life, into the forbidden heart of the woods. What he finds there is beyond even his wildest imagination.