Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Butcher's Boy by Michael Robb Mathias

Description
Thirty-one years ago, Buxly the Butcher went to trial for killing his entire family. Now Janet, a newly divorced nurse, has unknowingly purchased the place where it all took place.

What happens when her eleven year old son and their overprotective Rottweiler learn that the place is haunted by the victims of that grizzly act? Can young Michael fight through the madness and terror to figure out what really happened so long ago? If he does, maybe the tormented souls can be put to rest. If he fails, he just might become one of them. With only the help of his babysitter, a burned out house painter, and his dog, Lucy Fur, Michael is about to try. The problem is, not everyone is who they seem, even the dead.


Not just another ghost story! Very enjoyable from start to finish, and just when I thought I had it all figured out... there came the twist to prove me wrong.
The Butcher's Boy is well written, imaginative, and just plain scary!

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