In a 2005 interview, he stated the reader has "an experience when you read the book that is unlike any other. Harvey, the name she had addressed him by in life.
Franny , a woman who worked as a social worker before being shot. Dewitt , the boys' soccer coach at school. Years later, he dies in an accident while stalking a potential victim. Once she enters, he rapes and murders her, then dismembers her body and puts her remains in a safe that he dumps in a sinkhole.Harvey, her 36-year-old neighbor who lives alone and builds doll houses for a living, persuades her to have a look at an underground den he has recently constructed in the field. The events my death brought were merely the bones of a body that would become whole at some unpredictable time in the future. Heaven as her family and friends struggle to move on with their lives while she comes to terms with her own death. The novel received critical praise and became an instant bestseller. Hilarious fun wrapped in an easy to read format for the emerging reader. Wheeler’s sketches ameliorate some of the tension and dread—not a bad thing.
This novel is a chilling ghost story, a gripping adventure, and a heartwarming look at the often-painful pull of adulthood. There may be some underlining, highlighting or markings.