This is a novel started my Michael McDowell and upon his death, finished by Tabitha King, who is married to Stephen King. From the back cover..."Calliope "Calley" Dakin is no normal little girl. She hears things that maybe a little girl shouldn't hear - and knows things a little girl should never know. Just seven when her beloved father is tortured, murdered , and dismembered by two women with no discernable motivation, Calley and her mother find themselves caught up in the inexplicable events that exile them to Pensacola Beach. There - in a house that 's a dead ringer for Calley's late great grandmother's house - another woman awaits their presence. A woman who understands what Calley is, but has no idea just how strong her bond is with her father - even after death..."