Charlie Laird has several problems - his dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch, he had to move into her purple mansion, which is NOT a place you want to find yourself after dark, and he can't remember the last time sleeping wasn't a nightmarish prospect. What Charlie doesn't know is that his problems are about to get a whole lot more real. Nightmares can ruin a good night's sleep, but when they start slipping out of your dreams and into the waking world - that's a line that should never be crossed. And when your worst nightmares start to come true...well, that's something only Charlie can face. And he's going to need all the help he can get, or it might just be lights-out for Charlie Laird...for good. Ages 8 to 12.