In this bone-chilling story, when 12-year-old Florence moves to her long-lost great-uncle's country estate, she figures it has to be better than her previous home, a grim London orphanage. But she didn't count on a ghost! The eerie presence is the ghost of her cousin, Sophia, who died in a tragic accident the year before. Determined to avenge her death, Sophia wants to re-create the accident and cause someone else to die in her place. That way, Sophia can come back to life. Even worse, she's forcing Florence to help her with her evil plan! Mary Downing Hahn blends elements from classic ghost stories of the past, paying homage to such renowned writers as Edgar Allan Poe and Charles Dickens. Her thrilling ghost stories are popular with even the most reluctant readers.