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Just before summer begins, 13-year-old Ali finds an old photograph. She recognizes the two children in it; one’s her mother, the other her aunt Dulcie - but who is the third person, the one who’s been torn out of the picture? Ali will have two months to figure it out, since she’s spending the summer with her aunt and her cousin in the same house her mom and aunt used to visit when they were kids.

Then Ali meets Sissy. Sissy is mean, spiteful, and determined to ruin Ali’s summer. Sissy also has a secret. Could it have something to do with the old photo? Ali is dying to find out - though, if she’s not careful, that may be exactly what happens to her.

©2007 Mary Downing Hahn (P)2013 AudioGO

Critic reviews

“Hahn weaves into the story some classic mystery elements such as a torn photograph, a waterlogged doll, dense fog, and an empty grave, all of which add to the suspense and keep the well-plotted story moving along to a satisfying conclusion.” ( School Library Journal)
“Hahn offers another eerie, suspenseful ghost story filled with family secrets…the emotional weight of family dynamics and the private burdens of adults might have overwhelmed the ghost story, but Hahn maintains the momentum with scenes that will chill readers as surely as a plunge in cold water.” ( Booklist)
“Signature spooky Hahn sends appropriate shivers up the reader’s spine.” ( Kirkus Reviews)

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  • T. M. Crane
  • 14-10-16

An Engaging Read

Where does Deep and Dark and Dangerous rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In the upper 30% - and I have listened to hundreds of audio books.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Deep and Dark and Dangerous?

The canoe ride into the lake.

Have you listened to any of Rachel Dulude’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This is the first of Rachel Dulude's performances I've listened to.
I had to admit it, but I typically dislike listening to female narrators. Rachel Dulude did a very good job with this book and it was a pleasant experience.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-03-20

Such a good book!!

I would recommend this book to ANYONE, not just children. Mary Downing Hahn has always been a favorite of mine ever since I was a child.

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  • Nyes.spam
  • 21-11-20

I loved this

I love this book and this is what brought me back to reading i was in 7th grade when I first read this and now I’m in 9th I never thought reading was fun at first but then I my friend gave me this book and I thought I was ok at first but then when I got into it I was so amazed and thirsting for more. I read this book everyday and class and even got in trouble for it but I didn’t care as long as I had this book in hand. This book was amazing and now I love to read I want to think the author I’m guessing u probably think I’m ether 16-19 but actually I’m 14. So thank you for inspiring me to read.

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  • DJ Gibson
  • 05-09-21

Pretty Boring and slow.

Tried to fished but it just couldn’t keep my attention. Very boring and slow. I would not recommend.

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  • P. Parker
  • 30-08-21

Enjoyed This One!

I listened to this in one sitting. A great ghost story, even though it's a little sad.

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  • Branana
  • 14-08-21

No Spoilers - Cute Book

This book was recommended in my spooky book club. It's pretty cute, entertaining, but predictable from a mile away. Good book for 10-14 year Olds. The main characters in this book are 4 and 13.

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  • barbara
  • 08-07-21

Deep and Dark and Dangerous

I am so glad I chose this book to listen to, it moved me with so many emotions, even though I am an adult. The story and narration was excellent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-21

So Intriguing

The story is so intriguing that you do not realize that it is a "ghost story". Excellent writing and narration.

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  • Kenneth Simon
  • 05-05-21

Great story

I loved the old ghost story vibe. I thought the narrator did a great job

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  • MishiB
  • 02-05-21

Great YA

With a few tweaks, this would’ve been a great story — YA or not. For example, the two girls acted and spoke very different from their ages; why not make them 10 and 15? Children who are about to turn 5 don’t speak like that, and their mothers don’t let them hang out with people they don’t know.

But as a YA, and a free one at that, it’s a very well-done story.