By Dean Koontz
Twelve-year-old Crispin has lived at the streets considering the fact that he used to be 9 ― with merely his wits and his bold to maintain him, and merely his silent puppy, Harley, to name his pal. he's regularly at the flow, by no means lingering in anybody position lengthy adequate to chance being came upon. nonetheless, there are particular locations he returns to. in the middle 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 believe at peace ― secure, not less than for it slow, from the fearsome thoughts that plague him . . . and seep into his darkest nightmares. yet not just his desires are haunted. the town he roams with Harley has secrets and techniques and mysteries, issues unexplainable and perhaps incredible. Crispin has visible ghosts at midnight, and sensed dimensions past cause in large sunlight. tricks of items anxious and unusual nibble on the edges of his life, whilst hazards absolutely common and earthbound forged their shadows throughout his direction. on my own, drifting, and scavenging to outlive is not any lifestyles for a boy. however the existence Crispin has left at the back of, and continues to be operating scared from, is an unspeakable replacement . . . which can but meet up with him.