No one knows if it's a family curse, or just plain old bad luck, but it seems as if the Barnett males are prone to dropping dead on the day before they turn thirty-five. Luckily, Molly and Adam’s mom has a plan: a getaway to the family’s low-stress, danger-free lakeside cottage. But even the best laid plans can go horribly wrong.
First, Mom gets called into work and is forced to stay home. Then there’s the fact that Molly’s room has been turned into a storage space for her dead grandfather’s creepy old desk and papers. Finally, there’s the freak fall that leaves Molly and Adam’s dad with a badly twisted ankle. Everyone swears that the accident was Molly’s fault?that she was screaming out for help as she swam in the lake?but she knows this isn’t true. Things go from very bad to even worse when an odd nurse by the name of Reggie Crankshaft appears out of nowhere and offers his help.
As Molly and Adam struggle to make sense of these strange events, and to keep their father safe, more questions than answers arise. What really happened down on the lake, and what was that strange white light that Molly saw just before her father fell? Who is Reggie Crankshaft and why is he so interested in their family? And what’s up with the figure that both Molly and Adam see sitting at the old desk in Molly’s room?a figure that bears a weird resemblance to their own dad?
In The Proof That Ghosts Exist, the first installment of The Ghosthunters trilogy, Carol Matas and Perry Nodelman team up to deliver a rip-roaring ghost story complete with chills, thrills, mysteries, and more than a few laughs. It’s a combination that’s guaranteed to leave readers wanting more.
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