"Folks say Old Auntie takes a girl and keeps her fifty years, then lets her go and takes another one." So goes the legend of the ghost witch who lives up on Brewster's hill with Bloody Bones, her man-eating razorback hog. At first 13-year-old Daniel Anderson doesn't believe Brody Mason's crazy stories. He figures Brody is just trying to scare him since he's the new kid. But then Daniel's seven-year-old sister Erica becomes more and more withdrawn, talking to her look-alike doll. When she disappears into the woods one day, Daniel knows something is terribly wrong. Did the witch strike? Has Erica been "took"?