Dark Secrets: The Back Door of Midnight

Anna O'Neill knows her family is a little crazy. But when she goes to visit her aunt and uncle for the summer and learns that her uncle's charred body has been found, her life reaches a new level of insanity. According to the local town gossip, all the O'Neill women are psychic or psychotic, and with her erratic aunt's 'psychic' abilities, exaggerated by grief, making her more unstable than ever, perhaps even dangerous, Anna is struggling to pick up the pieces and establish any sense of normality. Anna desperately wants to trust Zack, the cute boy next door, but it seems even he might know more than he's letting on. But when Anna starts to feel an unexplainable pull to the site of her uncle's murder, she begins to believe that maybe her family's supernatural gifts are real after all. Torn between loyalty and suspicion, Anna is certain of only one thing; she must discover who killed her uncle before she ends up in ashes herself...
Paperback, 320 pages
Published on January 1, 2011 by Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
ISBN-10: 0857070347
ISBN-13: 9780857070340
3 Book Reviews
  • Sophia grace almost 2 years
    I loved this book
    • spacecat5062
      spacecat5062almost 2 years55 stars
      I thought that the book was super good because it did not give too much information away in each chapter but enough to let you make predictions. It is about a girl named Anna who goes to Wisteria to visit her uncle but finds out he was murdered. She then tries to find the murder with her new friend Zach and almost dies herself. I loved reading it and I could not put the book down!
      • asteria_rose
        asteria_rosealmost 2 years55 starsFeatured
        This book was suspenseful, thrilling, and ultimately an amazing read! I was hooked until the very last page. In this story, a teenager named Anna goes to visit her uncle in the small town of Wisteria. However, when she gets there, she finds out her uncle is murdered, and that the only person living in his old, abandoned house is her psychotic Aunt Iris. Anna then tries to solve her uncle's murder, and also find out the truth about her family. Some of my favorite things about this book (there were many!) were the detailed setting of the creepy-yet-alluring town of Wisteria and the fact that Anna struggled with many real problems that a teenage girl would have as she tried to solve the murder. This book is a great read, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in mystery, horror, and realistic fiction.