Just finished reading Raven's Gate. It is about a Matt, a boy whose parents died in a car crash when he was 8. After that he left to live with his mother's half sister. She squanders his parent's fortune, and in general neglects him. He finds a friend with a kid who is constantly in trouble and eventually finds himself arrested, at 14, for taking in a violent crime. As a result he is sent to live in a farm in a small town far away from anything. While there, his creepy land lady and her odd helper lay odd restrictions on him, and anyone he gets close too appears to vanish, sometimes in quite the bloody fashion.
After that, things get weird.
This is the first in what appears to be five books. I can't say I loved this one, but it wasn't a bad read. The action was somewhat disjointed in the middle, but it got better after that. And to be honest, a couple of the unexplained odd parts are explained near the end of the book.
I would probably go read the other books in the series, if I can get my hands on them easily. It was worth finishing.