At the time I read this, I was traveling in Florida. I finished the book in the very territory described in the story. Since the setting was so important, this was a big plus. This book has plenty of suspense and a healthy dose of the supernatural, and is spot on for young readers I used to teach, junior high age. It would be super read-aloud and should be a must-read for kids in Florida and other swampy states, including East Texas.