What have these friends found? And why is it attacking them?!


With nowhere left to live after losing his parents and working his way through a long list of relatives on the mainland, Ollie finds himself at his grandpa’s house in Sueño Bay, "home of the supernatural."

Miserable and intending to get away from the earthquake-prone, rain-soaked island on the next bus out of town, Ollie's getaway plans are altered abruptly when he and three classmates discover something they shouldn't have in a trailer in the woods.

The four unlikely friends come together in a mystery involving supernatural creatures, a ticking clock and one angry gym teacher to save themselves, the creatures and Sueño Bay from a darkness that is infecting the island. If they succeed, will Ollie finally find a place to call home?


  • Short-listed, Chocolate Lily Book Awards 2020
  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens, starred selection 2020


“A promising beginning. Equal parts adventure, drama, and fantasy, this middle grade graphic novel will have a broad appeal...does an excellent job at representing economic and racial diversity.”

- Resource Links

“This fast paced graphic novel is very entertaining. The story is fun and mysterious and the colorful graphics enhance the story and experience.”

- Must Read Literature: K thru YA

“Commanding and fast-moving…Recommend it to readers who are into the supernatural and adventures or stories of friendship.”

- Glass of Wine, Glass of Milk blog

“A charming read and a promising start to a new series.”

- CM: Canadian Review of Materials

“Young readers will eagerly follow the fast-paced adventure...Star here is the artwork, with the muted palette and realistic art style skillfully conveying the naturalistic setting and moody tone...Hand to young readers looking for slightly spooky shenanigans.”

- School Library Journal

“A fun, magical romp that younger readers will enjoy.”

- Booklist

“This story has it all: a mystery set on misty islands, a crew of kids determined to crack the case, cute and cuddly supernatural creatures, and a surprising plot twist that reminds savvy sleuths to second-guess everything.”

- Hakai Magazine

“Underlying messages of environmentalism, friendship, and home make this magical mystery a win.”

- Kirkus Reviews