For high school senior Oliver Sticka, what to do after graduation is the last thing on his mind. Getting through physical education is more pressing. Never really fitting in with the other guys at school, Ollie has a lot on his mind. Running, Ollie says, gives him the chance to be alone with his thoughts and figure things out; or is he just running away?
Ten years have passed since Charlie was dropped off at his grandparents' home in the middle of the night. His parents promised they'd return but never did. Sent to Saint Michael's Abbey & Home for Boys by his Uncle Chester, Charlie finds himself in the middle of yet another mystery. Awakened in the middle of the night, Charlie hears a sound coming from the attic above his bed. Together with his new friends - Howard, Gus, and Rick - they set out to find the ghost in the attic.
As Charlie's third summer at Saint Michael's Abbey and Home for Boys begins there is another mystery brewing in the air. Where there's smoke... Can St. Michael's Abbey escape its past? Or will they be doomed to repeat it? Join Charlie and his friend Howard as they set out to silence the Sirens In The Night.
Haunted by nightmares, Charlie begins seeing shadows lurking all around him. Are they real or just his imagination? Then suddenly, one by one, the students are attacked. As the finger beings to point to Charlie, he must act fast to prove his innocence. Together with his trusted friends, Howard, Gus, and Rick, they set out to find "the shadows in the dark". Charlie MacCready: Shadows in the Dark is the second book in the Charlie MacCready series.