||Filled with psychological tension and surprising plot twists, D.J. MacHale's first book in the Morpheus Road trilogy offers suspense and horror to young adult readers. Alone in the house while his father is away on business, high school sophomore Marshall Seaver is experiencing something unbelievable: he is being stalked by the Gravedigger, a character that he created on paper. At the same time, his best friend, Cooper, has disappeared from his parents' lake house. Marshall is sure the two are connected. Together with Cooper's snotty sister, Sydney, he sets off to find Cooper. But will they be able to outrun the Gravedigger?