Ali and her cousin, Emma, visit their mothers’ childhood home. On their vacation, Emma decides to make friends with people. Both the girls go looking around Maine for a child around Emma’s age. One day, they meet a girl named Sissy. She spoils Emma and scares her by telling her about a murder. Even though the girls are frightened, they ask their aunt more about the story. As the story goes on, Ali and Emma realize that Sissy is not who she says she is.
I think this book was a job well done. Mary Downing Hahn has really interested me more in her books. Though this story is really good, it does sound a little childish to me. But, the way the storyline is written, amused me. The cover is blue, and it looks like there is a girl in water, drowning. The cover scares me a bit, but it does leave me with many questions. I rate this book 4/5 stars.