Emily and Malcolm have been sent to stay with their grannies. Bo-ring! But their rickety train journey to sleepy Castleconnell in the Irish countryside takes a decidedly nasty turn and they find themselves up to their necks in trouble.
See, there's an evil presence on the train, someone who's been making trouble for the local youngsters. And now he needs another kid for his schemes.
Emily and Malcolm are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Thankfully, their grannies are on hand to sort things out. Oh, and their grannies are witches...
The train went clickety-clack, clickety-clack, which is what trains usually do. Only tonight, the train seemed to be whispering "Go back", sensing danger ahead. Go back, go back, go back, go back.
Emily was tense, sitting rigidly to fight the motion, her hands gripping the tab...