"Alone in her room. Nora couldn't wait to open the antique jack-in-the-box. She couldn't wait to watch the hand carved clown's head bob back and forth, it's glass eyes staring at her, it's lips drawn back into an insane grin. Any other little girl might have cringed in horror. But as Nora's wide eyes mirrored the grotesque wooden face, her pink lips were curving into the same malicious smile..."
Sometimes the back of book descriptions of Johnstone's books are a bit misleading. However, this was spot on. Super creepy read!