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Six Feet Under meets Edward Scissorhands in Mortal Remains, a tight, smartly written romance with an occult twist.
Though her classmates call her Morticia and Ghoul Girl, Cally actually likes her work at the family mortuary—the dead are good listeners, and they don't judge. Then, after a mysterious explosion burns down a neighborhood house long the source of weird stories, Cally and her friends poke around in the debris and come across the hatch to an underground vault. Inside, they find an injured teenage boy who has been trapped there for days. He has little memory of his life before the explosion and speaks in an odd, stilted manner that suggests limited interaction with the outside world. Yet the boy, Adam, feels there is something familiar about Cally—and Cally must admit that she feels a strange connection to him as well. Could Adam be the boy who, years ago, protected her from the bullying of a gang of neighborhood kids? But when she finds out that boy died shortly after their encounter, she realizes Adam couldn't be him … could he? Where did Adam come from, anyway? And, most importantly, why was he kept prisoner by his own father?>hr