*ebook sent from NetGalley for Review!*
Cameron and his mom have been on the run for five years. His father is hunting them. At least, that’s what Cameron’s been told.
When they settle in an isolated farmhouse, Cameron starts to see and hear things that aren’t possible. Soon he’s questioning everything he thought he knew and even his sanity.
What’s hiding in the night? Buried in the past? Cameron must uncover the dark secrets before they tear him apart.
This book had me looking behind my back and getting creeped out if I read it outside at night. It follows Cameron and his mom as they have to move away because she believes that her ex is following them and will hurt or even kill them if he catches them. I applaud the author for touching on the subjects of both domestic violence and abuse.
Cameron and his mom are both very strong characters. He just wants to live a normal life and she is just trying to get away from her ex and past. When the move out into the country and that is where the story really picks up. Cameron befriends a boy named Jacky that used to live in the farmhouse they moved into. Only Jacky is a ghost. He tries to lead Cameron onto the right path of what happened to himself and his mother. Doesn’t seem to much of dumb luck that landed Cameron and his mom in that house. Cameron then goes on what almost seems like a wild goose chase to find out what exactly happened to Jacky and his mom, mostly because he believes the same thing with happen to himself and his own mother.
This book is full of suspense and kept me turning the page to find out what happens next. THANK YOU NETGALLEY!!!
Rating 3.75 stars!!!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ALLAN STRATTON is the internationally acclaimed author of CHANDA’S SECRETS, winner of the American Library Association’s Michael L. Printz Honor Book, the Children’s Africana Book Award, and ALA Booklist’s Editor’s Choice among others. His first YA novel was the ALA Best Book LESLIE’S JOURNAL. His latest, CHANDA’S WARS, a Junior Library Guild selection, won the Canadian Library Association’s Young Adult Canadian Book Award, 2009, and is on the CCBC Best Books List.
The German/South African film version of CHANDA’S SECRETS has been named an Official Selection of the 2010 Cannes International Film festival. the film title is LIFE ABOVE ALL. You can read about Allan’s experiences on set on the December posts of his blog.
Allan’s new novel, BORDERLINE, a coming-of-age mystery/thriller, came out in March 2010 from HarperCollins with starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and School Library Journal and raves in Booklist, Kirkus Reviews and Quill and quire..
He loves travel, cats and dogs, ice cream, working out, doing readings and workshops — and, oh yes, meeting readers!