There’s something… peculiar about the old abandoned Collins house. The residents of Suspense Street are talking about it, and Will and Fox have seen enough to know the stories aren’t the result of the townspeople’s overactive imaginations.
Seventy-nine years ago, the Collinses abruptly packed their things and left during the night. Since that time, a piano and the sound of crying is sometimes heard coming from the darkened house. No one ever lives there for long, and rumor has it that the house is haunted.
Will is intrigued, and determined to find a reasonable explanation.
In the meantime, Gemma is preparing to meet Will’s parents, which has her more than a little nervous. Her friends Rachel and Grace are coming for a visit also, anxious to have a look at Gemma’s new life and her new boyfriend for themselves. Gemma’s grandmothers have cooking lessons to conduct, Fox has Will and Gemma to watch out for, a kitten to raise, and a boy in need of the kind of help only a super-smart dog can provide. If only Fox could be in three places at once! Even a dog of ancient and noble breed can’t do that, but there’s so much else that he can.
Will, Gemma, and Fox must work together to uncover the truth if they are to solve the mystery surrounding the Collins house, right an old wrong, and bring peace to a troubled past.
(c) 2015 Melissa R. L. Simonin