Deep and Dark and Dangerous: A Ghost Story (Hardcover)
A Ghost Story
Clarion Books, 9780618665457, 187pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2007
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 who’s the third person, the one who’s been torn out of the picture?
Ali figures she’ll find out while she’s vacationing in Maine with Dulcie and her four-year-old daughter, Emma, in the house where Ali’s mother’s family used to spend summers. All hopes for relaxation are quashed shortly after their arrival, though, when the girls meet Sissy, a kid who’s 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 Sissy’s 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 that’s certain to send shivers down her readers’ spines.
Praise For Deep and Dark and Dangerous: A Ghost Story…
"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