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The Dead and Buried

By Kim Harrington   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545333023 Hardcover
304 Pages | 5.79" x 8.56" | Ages 12 & Up

A haunted house, a buried mystery, and a very angry ghost make this one unforgettable thriller.

Jade loves the house she's just moved into with her family. She doesn't even mind being the new girl at the high school: It's a fresh start, and there's that one guy with the dreamy blue eyes. . . . But then things begin happening. Strange, otherworldly things. Jade's little brother claims to see a glimmering girl in his room. Jade's jewelry gets moved around, as if by an invisible hand. Kids at school whisper behind her back like they know something she doesn't.

Soon, Jade must face an impossible fact: that her perfect house is haunted. Haunted by a ghost who's seeking not just vengeance, but the truth. The ghost of a girl who ruled Jade's school — until her untimely death last year. It's up to Jade to put the pieces together before her own life is at stake. As Jade investigates the mystery, she discovers that her new friends in town have more than a few deep, dark secrets. But is one of them a murderer?

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Dead and Buried

"A perfect blend of mystery, horror, and romance... I loved it!" —Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of Firelight

"Delicously spooky and ridiculously fun... Reminded me why Kim Harrington is one of my favorite authors." —Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author of Hex Hall.

"A perfect, classical ghost story with a decidedly modern feel. I adored it." —Myra McEntire, author of Hourglass

"Harrington's crisp prose, humor, and fluid storytelling serve the mystery well, and coded diary entries from the deceased Kayla let readers play detective along with Jade." —Publishers Weekly

"Plenty of red herrings keep the story lively and fast-paced . . . readers will keep trying to guess the real murderer until the final pages." —Kirkus