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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (815 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Chris Grabenstein Narrator: J. J. Myers Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Haunted Mysteries Release Date:
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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 forty 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An absorbing psychological thriller…as well as a rip-roaring ghost story.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • Starred review, Booklist, May 1, 2008:
    "An absorbing psychological thriller . . . as well as a rip-roaring ghost story."
  • Winner of the 2008 Agatha Award for Best Children's/Young Adult Novel
  • Winner of the 2009 Anthony Award for Best Children's/Young Adult Novel
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Krista | 2/19/2014

    " I really liked this book it really made me keep reading !!!!!!! This is one of my favorite books!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christi | 2/16/2014

    " Great creepy ghost story with a current day setting; but the haunting origins in the 1950's. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Linda | 2/10/2014

    " A true page turner. One of the best mysteries I've read in months--and it's a middle grade. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Kelly | 2/7/2014

    " No one ever believes Zack's stories, so he definitely doesn't expect his new stepmother to listen to him. His dead mother haunts him and he cannot seem to escape the hauntings, even when his family moves to Connecticut. Zack doesn't really fit in and has a hard time making friends, so he is surprised to find someone to confide in when they move. This story has just enough creepiness, mystery and suspense. I didn't want to stop reading! I wish there would have been more of a resolution with the father in the end, but it is definitely a good read. Maybe a bit predictable for adult readers, but just about any middle school student will love it! "

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