By Dean Koontz
Twelve-year-old Crispin has lived at the streets on the grounds that he used to be 9 ― with simply his wits and his bold to maintain him, and in simple terms his silent puppy, Harley, to name his pal. he's continuously at the circulate, by no means lingering in anybody position lengthy adequate to danger being found. nonetheless, there are specific locations he returns to. in the course of the tumultuous urban, they're havens of solitude: just like the hushed environs of St. Mary Salome Cemetery, a spot the place Crispin can think at peace ― secure, at the very least for some time, from the fearsome stories that plague him . . . and seep into his darkest nightmares. yet not just his desires are haunted. town he roams with Harley has secrets and techniques and mysteries, issues unexplainable and perhaps incredible. Crispin has obvious ghosts at the hours of darkness, and sensed dimensions past cause in extensive sunlight. tricks of items demanding and unusual nibble on the edges of his lifestyles, whilst risks totally normal and earthbound forged their shadows throughout his direction. by myself, drifting, and scavenging to outlive is not any existence for a boy. however the lifestyles Crispin has left in the back of, and continues to be operating scared from, is an unspeakable replacement . . . which may but meet up with him.