The Secrets of Hawthorne House
by Donald Firesmith
When fifteen-year-old Matt Mitchell's mother dies and his father moves the family to a new town, he soon learns that the recluse in the dilapidated Victorian mansion next door is none other than Old Lady Hawthorne, the town’s infamous witch and murderer. Then something unexpected happens. Old Lady Hawthorne’s niece and her three children arrive, Matt meets Gerallt, and his life changes forever.