A worldwide hunt has been launched for the words in a short story after a screenwriter handwrote an extra tale in the first 1,000 copies of his debut novel — adding a single word to each edition.

The Apparition Phase was written by Will Maclean, an Emmy award-winning writer, who has worked on TV comedies including Shaun the Sheep. It follows twins obsessed with the paranormal growing up in the 1970s. They forge a ghost photograph and unwittingly release a malevolent power.

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