Ever since her father left, Twig has felt like a stranger in her own house. Her brother has turned to a solitary life of basketball practice and guitar-playing. Her mother spends entire nights motionless in front of the television. Life is a blur of dust balls, microwave dinners, and dirty laundry. Then Grandma Ruthie swoops in. But are her wild stories and boundless energy enough to hold the family f wilderness adventures and thrillers alike. Tight and involving. -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books The tautly written story sustains the suspense without ever becoming melodra-matic. -- School Library Journal Peg Kehret is the author of many popular suspense novels for young readers, including Danger at the Fair, Horror at the Haunted House, Nightmare Mountain (all Cobblehill and Minstrel), and most recently, Searching for Candlestick Park (Cobblehill). She lives in Redmond, Washington.