Girls started vanishing in the fall, and now winter's come to lay a white sheet over the horror. Door County, it seems, is swallowing the young, right into its very dirt. From beneath the house on Water Street, I've watched the danger swell.

The residents know me as the noises in the house at night, the creaking on the stairs. I'm the reflection behind them in the glass, the feeling of fear in the cellar. I'm tied—it seems—to this house, this street, this town.

I'm tied to Maggie and Pauline, though I don't know why. I think it's because death is coming for one of them, or both.

All I know is that the present and the past are piling up, and I am here to dig.I am looking for the things that are buried.

From bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson comes a friendship story bound in snow and starlight, a haunting mystery of love, betrayal, redemption, and the moments that we leave behind.

A Summer 2014 Indie Next List selection


“Anderson crafts a heartbreaking story full of mystery, love, redemption, and betrayal.” School Library Journal, starred review

“Anderson…once again works her magic to conjure evocative settings and soulful protagonists in this modern gothic romance featuring a displaced adolescent and the ghost who is mysteriously drawn to her.”
Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

"This is a book to be read twice through, once for the sweetly tragic love story and mystery, and a second time for the subtle imagery and metaphorical connections that counterpoise the fragility of first love and life itself with their paradoxical solidity and permanence."

—BCCB, starred review

“An intensely gripping tale with a surprise ending that’s fully earned.”

“[An) atmospheric, slow-blooming thriller….Fans of the crystalline, often interior voice of Anderson’s 2012 book Tiger Lily will fall hard for this one, too.”
—The Barnes & Noble Book Blog, 5 Reasons July is an Amazing Month for YA
“As she did with a Georgia peach orchard for her debut, Peaches…Jodi Lynn Anderson captivatingly depicts the dynamics of a small town, this time on the banks of Lake Michigan after the tourists leave and the cold weather sets in.”
—Shelf Awareness


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