The Powerhouse

The Powerhouse

Gwyneth Jones, Ann Halam


  • Description
  • Author
  • Info
  • Reviews


Robs Hayward is a loner, a nobody. But when she plays the piano, she shines.

Cool kids Maddy and Jef ask her to join their band and she is giddy. They're cool! They're two years older than her! It's a dream come true! Except for the part where their rehearsal space gets turned into a car park. Determined not to lose the first chance at being cool she's ever had, Robs suggests the mysterious, derelict industrial building. The one in the Wild Park.

The one she's afraid is haunted.

But the Council have repurposed it, and they share the space with the slightly eccentric Artist in Residence, and actually, everything is fine! Except for Maddy becoming obsessed with the murder mystery linked to the building.

And a seance is suggested.

And the ghost of a child that Robs sees out of the corner of her eye promises something more supernatural at play . . .

The Powerhouse is another chilling teen ghost story by award-winning author Gwyneth Jones, writing as Ann Halam. You can find more information on the writing Gwyneth did as Ann Halam on her website:


Gwyneth Jones:
Gwyneth Jones lives in Brighton with her husband and son. She won the Arthur C. Clarke Award for BOLD AS LOVE; CASTLES MADE OF SAND was shortlisted for the British Science Fiction Award. She is the previous winner of the James Tiptree Memorial Award and two World Fantasy Awards; four of her previous books have been shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award.She has also won the Pilgrim Award, for lifetime achievement in SF scholarship; the BSFA Short Fiction Award, for 'La Cenerentola'; and, as Ann Halam, the Children of the Night Award from the Dracula Society, for The Fear Man.|||

Ann Halam is the penname of Gwyneth Jones, who also writes science fiction and fantasy for adults. She was born and raised in Manchester, and after graduating from Sussex University spent some years travelling throughout South East Asia. She now lives in Brighton with her husband and son, but spends as much time as she can heading off on adventurous travels.

You can find out more about the fiction Gwyneth Jones wrote as Ann Halam here: