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A haunted mansion.
Six dead children.
A garden of statues.

With every step he takes around the carefully manicured grounds of Minerva Hall, Jim is haunted by the ghosts of children, long dead, whom no one else can see. Urging him to "find the Seventh," the children leave him cryptic clues pointing to a devastating ancient prophecy that only he can stop from being fulfilled.

Jim befriends another boy—Einstein, who lives at the Hall. Einstein is autistic and very, very smart. If anyone can help Jim find the Seventh, perhaps he can—Einstein clearly knows more than he is saying. At the same time, the dead children seem to be leaving Jim some sort of macabre treasure trail.

If Jim doesn't figure out the clues, innocent people will die. But how can Jim find the answers while the dangers of the Hall grow ever more threatening? And even if he can, the real question is—is Jim already too late?

Linking ancient rites with modern mystery, Christine Morton-Shaw has crafted an eerie thriller that will keep readers guessing until its startling conclusion.

Paperback, 273 pages
Published on September 30, 2008 by HarperCollins
ISBN-10: 0060728221
ISBN-13: 9780060728229
5 Book Reviews
  • 29cml
    29cmlThursday, September 17, 2015 at 7:42 am
    this is the book that im reading and is very scary and awesome
    • buttercupllamaFriday, July 25, 2014 at 7:39 pm
      I LOVE THIS BOOK! it has lots of suspense.I was stuck reading this book all day! recommended for 10 and up! :)
      • chiloh
        chilohThursday, June 7, 2012 at 2:15 am55 stars
        It so far is very horror like and is a bit mysterious.
        • volly-ball531
          volly-ball531Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 6:32 pm55 stars
          If you like edge of your seat, and you want to read more of what happens next, you should read this book. Its a ghost story that you will love! It was well written! You just don't know what happens next.
          • poptropica
            poptropicaWednesday, December 7, 2011 at 4:08 pm
            This book is perfect for people that are in to ghosts.