"...[A]n action-heavy book with plenty of chills and appealingly gruesome details...Give to the kids who have outgrown Goosebumps and are ready for something with more of a bite."
"Fans of “Goosebumps” looking for something with a little bit more substance will enjoy this action-packed adventure filled with plenty of fun and a few scares...The Murk is an excellent action adventure that will have readers burning the midnight oil to finish...The Okefenokee swamp setting is so well written that it becomes an additional character—a dangerous character with something up its sleeve at all times...The plot moves fast enough to keep pages turning while leaving just enough room to develop character...A good choice for readers who like action, adventure, and horror."
~ School Library Journal
In the Okefenokee Swamp grows a rare and beautiful flower with a power unlike any other. Many have tried to claim it-no one has come out alive. But fourteen-year-old Piper Canfield is desperate, and this flower may be her only chance to keep a promise she made a long time ago.
Accompanied by her little brother, Creeper, her friend Tad, and two local guides, Piper embarks on the quest of a lifetime. But there's a deadly predator lurking unseen in the black water, one nearly as old as the Oke itself. Some say it's a monster. Others say an evil spirit. The truth is far more terrifying.
Piper's task is simple: find the flower . . . or die trying.