After Zack's abusive mother dies of cancer, he fears she may be haunting him, so he's relieved when his father moves him and his new, nice stepmother to Connecticut. But, once there, he finds himself living in a world filled with ghosts, most of whom are involved in a complicated mystery stemming from a fatal bus accident that occurred fifty years ago at the nearby intersection. Are both living and dead looking to take their revenge on Zack?
336 pages 978-0375846984 Ages 8-12
Recommended by: M. Shade, Children's Librarian, Maryland USA
Perfect for Halloween! From the New York Times bestselling author of Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library and coauthor of I Funny and Treasure Hunters, comes a series of spine-tingling mysteries to keep you up long after the lights go out.
Zack, his dad, and new stepmother have just moved back to his father’s hometown, not knowing that their new house has a dark history. Fifty years ago, a crazed killer caused an accident at the nearby crossroads that took 40 innocent lives. He died when his car hit a tree in a fiery crash, and his malevolent spirit has inhabited the tree ever since. During a huge storm, lightning hits the tree, releasing the spirit, who decides his evil spree isn’t over . . . and Zack is directly in his sights.
Award-winning thriller author Chris Grabenstein fills his first book for younger readers with the same humorous and spine-tingling storytelling that has made him a fast favorite with adults.---from the publisher