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Publisher's Summary

Matt is being punished for a crime he saw, but didn't commit. Instead of being locked up, he is being sent to the middle of nowhere to live with a new foster mom, as part of a government scheme called The Leaf Project. But Matt's new home provides anything but peace and quiet. His new guardian is involved in very sinister things, and the whole town seems to be on her side. Everybody who tries to help Matt winds up disappearing, or dead. The truth is much bigger than Matt or the town, but Matt is the only person who can stop the ultimate evil from being unleashed.
©2005 Anthony Horowitz; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"The real-world setting gives this an extra frisson of horror, and Horowitz's vivid descriptions are not for the fainthearted. It's what's inside all the thrills, however, that makes the book so strong: characters that readers will care about and root for." (Booklist)
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By Suzanne Iantorno on 06-02-09

Great listen

I liked this book quite a bit. I'm constantly looking for good books of the genre and this one fit the bill. Narration is very good as well. Too bad Audible doesn't have book two in the series.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful


By Peter on 08-01-08

This is really good. . .

We listened to the story when we began our vacation. We all enjoyed the story so much that by the time it as over we were almost at our destination. I wished I had gotten the next novel.

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6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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