Booklist Reviews 2011 November #2
Callum Scott sees ghosts, all the time, everywhere. It's not because he lives in a creepy tiny cottage near a graveyard and the abandoned ruins of a church—it's because he is a "chime child," born on a full moon between midnight Friday and dawn Saturday. He doesn't talk about it with anyone; his mother is dead, his father is absent, and his grandmother would never believe it. But when a huge, particularly evil-looking black dog and a pale boy dripping blood start following him, he is unnerved. And well he should be, as the barrier between the human world and the demon realm is disintegrating like it does every hundred years, and only the chime children can keep humanity safe. Slater shows a knack for building tension and terror, and readers who find Stephen King too wordy will gulp down this series opener and ask for more. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.
Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring
Callum has been able to see ghosts for as long as he can remember. Lately he sees visions of brutal murders as well--and something has begun following him home from school. The creepy story has a palpable sense of rising tension that fans of supernatural and horror stories will enjoy.