For as long as she can remember, Molly's father has told her the stories of her ancestors, the Mohawk Indians, and has instructed her to always listen to and trust her inner voice. One day, out of the blue, her parents vanish without a trace. While the authorities search for clues, they put Molly into the care of a man who claims to be her great-uncle. But he is scary and sinister, and she has never seen him before. He takes her to his creepy house to stay, where he locks her in her room at night and seems to be trying to fatten her up. Her instincts tell her that something is wrong, and as she watches him, the skin seeming to melt off of his bones, she is reminded of the Mohawk tale of the Skeleton Man. She confides in her teacher, who seems to believe her, but there is no evidence that he has hurt her, just a bad feeling, so she is trapped with him. Molly fears that her time is running out. Are her parents still alive? Will her inner voice save her? Find out in this one-of-a-kind tale of terror.
Similar authors: Neil Gaiman; Betty Ren Wright; May Downing Hahn
Similar books: Coraline by Neil Gaiman; The Dollhouse Murders by Betty Ren Wright; Wait Till Helen Comes by Mary Downing Hahn; Code Talkers by Joseph Bruchac; Return of Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac
Date read: 5/9/2012