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Death doesn't trouble kids. If it does, they get over it
quick. That's what the big people of Echo Lake, Massachusetts professed back in 1959. So
what in God's name is Elizabeth Blair doing thirty years later, wandering a cemetery,
looking for the grave of a fourth-grade classmate? And what's up with those seven sketches
she draws? Why did the best swimmer around drown? Had Tommy Gray drunk that purple stuff?
Why does Elizabeth's presence in Echo Lake rile Rick Morton and Rusty Kane so much? Echo
Lake spawns too many secrets-secrets that folks - including Elizabeth Blair - might just
as soon abandon to the murky abyss that time leaves behind.