Title: The Tale of Halcyon Crane
Author: Wendy Webb
Publisher: Holt, Henry & Company, Inc., March 2010
Summary: Hallie James has lived her life believing that her mother Madlyn was killed in a fire when Hallie was a small child. Now 35 years old, Hallie is dealing with her divorce and her father’s terminal illness. When she receives an envelope in the mail, she is shocked to find it contains a letter from her mother. As it turns out, Madlyn has lived the last 30 years believing that Hallie and her father were killed in a kayaking accident on the lake. The letter from Madlyn is accompanied by a letter from her attorney breaking the news that Madlyn has recently passed away. In order to find out why her father went to such lengths to keep her from her mother, Hallie travels to her mother’s home on Grand Manitou, a remote island in the Great Lakes. It isn’t long before Hallie realizes that something supernatural inhabits the mansion and grounds which she has just inherited.
The Tale of Halcyon Crane is an unnerving ghost story that’s setting on a secluded island makes it even creepier.
Who will like this book? Ghost story aficionados.
Recommended by: Sue, Circulation Coordinator