Deep and Dark and Dangerous

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Aug 4, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 192 pages
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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.

 

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User Review  - Yona - LibraryThing

Even better than "Wait Till Helen Comes". More complex - maybe because it was written about 20 years later - I'll have to pay attention to that. I have a couple more of these on the way. Read full review

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Just before summer vacation, Ali discovers an old photo of two girls swimming in a lake. She recognizes them - her mom and her Aunt Dulcie when they were young. But who is the third girl, the one torn ... Read full review

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MARY DOWNING HAHN, a former children’s librarian, is the award-winning author of many popular ghost stories, including Wait Till Helen Comes, which is being adapted for film. An avid reader, traveler, and all-around arts lover, Ms. Hahn lives in Columbia, Maryland, with her cat, Oscar. Visit her online at www.marydowninghahnbooks.com.

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