This middle-reader was really disappointing. It started out great. A boy moves to a new upscale neighborhood in rural New York. He meets the only other kid his age in the neighborhood while out exploring in the woods. While out exploring they come across a small lake with an island in the middle. The island has a dark secret.
Once they unravel that mystery, the whole story just unwinds on itself...and you have half of the story left!
This story is in serious need of an editor...even a simple spell check would have resolved a couple of the blaring issues!