Written by award-winning author Tony Abbott and perfect for fans of The Ethan I Was Before and The Thing About Jellyfish, this bittersweet middle grade novel follows the ghost of Denis Egan as he teams up with his living twin brother to solve the mystery of his death. Denis Egan is dead. He's okay with that. It's been five years since he died, and the place where souls go is actually pretty nice. Sure, there are some things about his life and how it ended he can't quite recall, but that's how it's supposed to be. Remembering could prevent Denis from moving on to whatever's next. However, something is standing in his way. His twin brother Matt can't let go of him, and as long as the living are holding on to his memory, Denis can't rest in peace. To uncover the truth about what happened that day five years before, Denis returns to his hometown and teams up with Matt. But visiting for too long has painful consequences for Denis, and Matt's renewed interest in his brother's passing is driving a wedge between his still-grieving parents. Can the two boys solve the mystery of Denis's death without breaking apart the family he's left behind?
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by Tony Abbott
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"Kirby Heyborne narrates this mystery/ghost story in the voice of Denis Egan, who was 7 when he disappeared and was found dead miles away. That was five years ago. Heyborne is a believable Denis as he decides to leave "Port Haven" to confront his twin brother so they can both move on. Heyborne also gives the other characters unique voices that bring them to life. The anger and sorrow in his brother Matt's voice is realistic and often heartrending. The grief and guilt of the brothers' parents is also palpable. GeeGee, Denis's great-grandmother and mentor in Port Haven, guides him in a believable elderly voice as she recounts family history, and the characters One-Eye and Sandbag sound appropriately scary and menacing. The story's twist at the end is satisfying. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"
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