Synopses & Reviews
A chilling supernatural tale!
Just before summer begins, thirteen-year-old Ali finds an old photograph. She recognizes the two children. Ones her mother, the other her aunt Dulcie
but who is the third person, the one whos been torn out of the picture? Ali will have all summer to figure it out, since shes spending the summer with her aunt and her cousin in the same house her mom and aunt used to visit when they were kids.
Then Ali meets Sissy. Sissy is mean, spiteful, and determined to ruin Alis summer. Sissy also has a secret. Could it have something to do with the old photo? Ali is dying to find out, and if shes not careful, thats exactly what might happen to her.
Stormy weather, a deep, dark lake, and many unanswered questions (keep) mystery and ghost story fans turning pages right up to the end."TeensReadToo.com
Eerie, suspenseful Booklist, ALA
"Signature spooky Hahn sends appropriate shivers up the reader's spine ... satisfyingly chilly." —Kirkus Reviews
"Hahn offers another eerie, suspenseful ghost story filled with family secrets." —Booklist, ALA
"Classic mystery elements ... add to the suspense and keep the well-plotted story moving along to a satisfying conclusion." —School Library Journal
"A compact and approachable shiveriness ... an easygoing vacation read." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Ali finds an old photograph and recognizes her mother and her aunt as children, but a third person has been torn out of the picture. Who could it be? Then Ali meets Sissy, a mean and spiteful girl who has a secret. Could it have something to do with the old photo?
Just before summer begins, 13-year-old Ali finds an odd photograph in the attic. She knows the two children in it are her mother, Claire, and her aunt Dulcie. But whos the third person, the one whos been torn out of the picture?
Ali figures shell find out while shes vacationing in Maine with Dulcie and her four-year-old daughter, Emma, in the house where Alis mothers family used to spend summers. All hopes for relaxation are quashed shortly after their arrival, though, when the girls meet Sissy, a kid whos mean and spiteful and a bad influence on Emma.
Strangest of all, Sissy keeps talking about a girl named Teresa who drowned under mysterious circumstances back when Claire and Dulcie were kids, and whose body was never found. At first Ali thinks Sissys just trying to scare her with a ghost story, but soon she discovers the real reason why Sissy is so angry. . . . Mary Downing Hahn is at her chilling best in this new supernatural tale thats certain to send shivers down her readers spines.
About the Author
Mary Downing Hahn, a former childrens librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories, including Deep and Dark and Dangerous and The Old Willis Place. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her two cats, Oscar and Rufus.