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It started with a promise, a pact. It became a secret that no one must tell - that their parents were dead and gone, including the one they'd buried in the backyard.

Now the McNair children are growing older, discovering love, college, and careers. But their lie haunts them. Their home holds them captive. Only the horrifying truth of their mother's death can set the children free. And only the truth can destroy them all.

©1998 Kate Wilhelm; (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"A superb story of death, love, and deception....Taut, compelling, and insightful." (Library Journal)
"Brilliantly plotted, lyrically written, alluring and magical, mesmerizing, terrifying, and heartbreakingly funny....a wrenching masterpiece" (Booklist)
"A spooky, consolatory fable....Sensitive, moving, and gently haunting." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Not as good as expected

This book started out with a bang, but sort of meandered the rest of the way. The narrator got on nerves after awhile.

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