An amazing and unique retelling of Hansel and Gretel this story is narrated by the Jacob Grimm himself, caught in the plane between life and death. Jacob has become rather fond of Jeremy Johnson Johnson, who has the unique ability to hear spirits, a gift that has ostracized him from many in his small town of Never Better, unfortunately suffering from a rash of missing persons. Luckily it does not deter the friendship of the enigmatic and problematic Ginger Boultinghouse, who’s thirst for adventure has gotten them both in trouble on more than one occasion. Ginger's plans, and Jeremy's unique gift have garnered the interest of the jolly town baker Stan Blix, famous for his delicious prince cakes (a recipe with more than a few secret ingredients). Stan's interest is not so innocent as it seems when he drugs them and locks them in his basement! Jacob must try to help Jeremy and Ginger escape their grisly fate.
A great book for those ready to enter the horror genre, in keeping with the Grimm’s tales, McNeal leaves much up the imagination, making it a suspenseful and creepy story for all ages.