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Diana and her little brother Georgie have been living in the woods behind the old Willis place, a decaying Victorian mansion, for what already seems like forever. They aren’t allowed to leave the property or show themselves to anyone. But when a new caretaker comes to live there with his young daughter, Lissa, Diana is tempted to break the mysterious rules they live by and reveal herself so she can finally have a friend. Somehow, Diana must get Lissa’s help if she and Georgie ever hope to release themselves from the secret that has bound them to the old Willis place for so long.
Mary Downing Hahn has written a chilling ghost story in the tradition of her most successful spine-tingling novels. The intriguing characters, frightening secrets, and plot twists will delight her many fans.

Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on September 20, 2004 by Clarion Books
ISBN-10: 0618430180
ISBN-13: 9780618430185
22 Book Reviews
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  • gigiann
    gigiannThursday, June 5, 2014 at 1:32 pm55 stars
    • ikyra_marie
      ikyra_marieSunday, March 16, 2014 at 11:41 am
      Creepy and awesome
      • 24zhou
        24zhouTuesday, October 15, 2013 at 4:01 pm
        This book was awesome!!
        • 16mackin
          16mackinThursday, October 3, 2013 at 1:00 pm55 stars
          This book is the best book ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
          • sterlingc
            Mrs. SterlingMonday, September 30, 2013 at 4:40 pm55 stars
            The Old Willis Place is a great novel for learning to ask questions while you read, not to mention an amazing story that will surprise, and maybe even horrify you, with the ending!
            • edmodo-nm8347deav
              edmodo-nm8347deavMonday, September 16, 2013 at 6:59 pm
              It's an awesome book it's really cool it's nice
              • beachlova123
                beachlova123Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 3:51 pm55 stars
                I love it- read it for my book club @ school. Its so sad what happened to Diana and Georgie!!!
                • mihikamehra
                  mihikamehraThursday, December 6, 2012 at 5:43 pm55 stars
                  This book is amazing. I love mysteries, so this book has been great. Only for brave people, though ( nightmares ).
                  • 20jsievert
                    20jsievertThursday, October 11, 2012 at 6:50 am55 stars
                    This book is creepy in the begining, but in the end it's very touching. I would recommend this book to you
                    • 20nboruvka
                      20nboruvkaMonday, October 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm44 stars
                      I am only on the second page and it already has me on the edge of my seat so far it is good.