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After a nervous breakdown, Meg's cousin sends her to the country--one of the houses Sylvia inherited from one of her many husbands, in Pennsylvania.
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Grateful for the distraction, Meg agrees to watch the house for a while. She doesn't expect to find Sylvia's stepson, Andy, there, acting as groundskeeper, also recovering from an illness. Meg remembered Andy as a bully, and their first encounter doesn't dissuade the notion. Then, strange things begin occurring. Time lapses, black outs.

Meg thinks she's having another breakdown, until Andy admits that, when she sees things, he sees them too. Soon, they are delving into the history of the house and of Andy's family. Meg and Andy realize that there are ghosts of an old German scientist, his granddaughter, and her companion, who is a witch. Or are they? Did the old scientist manage to create a time portal? Meg and Andy must figure it out before the deadline--or the men that came to kill the three will do the same to Meg and Andy too.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 10%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 60%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 20% Tone of book    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   the haunted house chased me!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Age:    -   20's-30's Really unusual traits?    -   Mentally ill or deluded


Earth setting:    -   20th century Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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