Marlee Fleming hears horrifying screams when she opens her locker at school, and finds out that it once belonged to a student named Suellen Downing, who mysteriously disappeared a year before. The locker soon becomes a portal to deadly secrets that only Marlee can hear.
Liisa Ivary gives a deft performance that morphs from plainspoken to jittery and tense, ably portraying Marlee as an ordinary girl thrust into increasingly terrifying and bizarre circumstances. Richie Tankersley Cusick's The Locker is a gripping and scary work that confirms her place as a leader in teen mystery and horror.
A psychic teen senses something terrible in her new high school
If you move around enough, every new school starts to look the same. But it doesn’t take an hour for Marlee Fleming to realize that Edison, Missouri, has a sinister secret. There’s something strange about Marlee, a power she doesn’t quite understand. Certain objects make her hear and see things no one else can. This power makes her feel sick, and she wishes she knew how to make it stop. But when she opens her new locker on her first day in Edison, she hears screaming so loud she nearly passes out.
Marlee’s new friends - talkative Noreen, handsome Tyler, and bad-boy Jimmy Frank - say the locker belonged to Suellen Downing, a student who vanished the year before. Marlee doesn’t want to get involved with small town mysteries; she just wants to keep her head down and do her work. But Suellen calls to her every time she opens her locker, and she cannot ignore the cries of the dead.