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This town has a secret it will kill to keep…
12-year-old Arlo is afraid of the creepy zombie show all his friends watch, of fire, of his own shadow—but most of all he’s afraid of losing his mother to the illness that nearly claimed her life the previous year. While on a Thanksgiving road trip with his mother and sister, Lola, he becomes stranded in an old logging town with something unnatural living in its surrounding woods—a dark secret the townsfolk will kill to keep.
Cohen dishes up another expertly twisted chiller…shivery reading for under the covers…or, for that matter, in broad daylight. —Kirkus Reviews
This story…keeps readers on their toes…and turning the pages… It’s a fantastic show of craft and perfect for a read-along or read-aloud. — Booklist
Equal parts spooky and charming, the story offers plenty of suspense and relatable ties to real-world difficulties…the promise of Arlo’s growth into bravery will keep pages turning until the very end. —The Horn Book