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  • Location: Newcastle, Northumberland, Low Newton

The Confession of Stella Moon

The Confession of Stella Moon

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1977: “My name is Stella Moon and I killed my mother”

  • ISBN: 978-1910192412
  • Genre: Fiction, Mystery

What you need to know before your trail

A killer is released from prison and returns home to a decaying, deserted boarding house choked with weeds and foreboding. Memories of strange rituals, gruesome secrets and shame hang heavy in the air, exerting a brooding power over young Stella Moon. She is eager to restart her life, but first she must confront the ghosts of her macabre family history and her own shocking crime. Guilt, paranoia and manipulation have woven a tangled web of truth and lies. All is ambiguous. Of only one thing is she certain… Stella Moon killed her own mother.

Travel Guide


Stella returns here following her release only to find that everything has changed. She was headed to her grandmother’s house  but soon finds out that it’s boarded up and that she is lost and has nowhere else to go. What else is there to do other than break into the abandoned building. But the house is not as deserted as it would appear…


The beach hut of the story is located between Beadnall and Embleton Bay – Low Newton-  part of the Northumbrian coastline. Raw and beautiful and a complete contrast to the city of Newcastle – such as the hub of Worswick Street bus station or the hustle and bustle of Chillingham Road. The Beach Hut stands close to the beach and lies in the shadow of  Dunstanburgh Castle.

Streetview Maps

B) Low Newton
D) Chillingham Road

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information:  The Confession of Stella Moon

Author/Guide: Shelley Day  Destination: Newcastle, Northumberland  Departure Time:  1970, 1975

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