Vanished from Dust by Shea Norwood
He sees them watching, and waiting… Fourteen-year-old Eric Stark is not insane. Or at least he doesn’t think he is. He wishes everyone in Dust, Texas felt the same way. But that’s not going to happen since the whole town thinks he’s crazy. Why didn’t he keep his mouth shut? Now everyone knows that crazy train Eric sees phantoms. No one understands. He’s alone until Kyle Barrett moves to town. This new friendship drives Eric to seek the truth with Kyle by his side. They soon realize that something sinister is happening to the people of Dust. Is it caused by Eric’s phantoms or is it something else? Is it connected to the mysterious death of hundreds of townspeople in 1922? They set out on a heart-stopping adventure and find themselves lost in a disturbed and deserted version of their small Texas town. They quickly discover that this new world has mysteries of its own to uncover. What they find could prove more than they bargained for and it only leads to more questions. Will they survive their encounter with these dark and mysterious beings? Will they find a way back home? Or will they be lost forever? Vanished from Dust is a paranormal story for young adults that can be compared to Stand By Me, mixed with Odd Thomas, and a twist of The Dark Tower.