Iris is ready for another hot, routine summer in her small Louisiana town, hanging around the Red Stripe grocery with her best friend, Collette, and traipsing through the cemetery telling each other spooky stories and pretending to cast spells. Except this summer, Iris doesn’t have to make up a story. This summer, one falls right in her lap.
Years ago, before Iris was born, a local boy named Elijah Landry disappeared. All that remained of him were whispers and hushed gossip in the church pews. Until this summer. A ghost begins to haunt Iris, and she’s certain it’s the ghost of Elijah. What really happened to him? And why, of all people, has he chosen Iris to come back to?
From the Hardcover edition.
About Saundra Mitchell
Saundra Mitchell is the author of multiple books for young readers. She is an Edgar Award Nominee and her short story “Ready to Wear” was nominated for a 2007 Pushcart Prize. She’s been tapped by morning radio shows all over… More about Saundra Mitchell