I have toadmit that Ms.Eileen's story-telling ability is just too good. She manages todraw you in and feel involved with the characters. The presence of magic couldhave made me bit skeptical, but it did not. I mean that when we are reading aboutmagic in a fantasy world, it's a different thing. But reading about magic inthe real modern world can get bit uncomfortable if you do not know whether tobelieve in it or not. But, Alicia is a modern girl like us who believes inscience, rather than in magic. Thus, reading about it through Alicia'snarration makes it much easier to believe in the magic portrayed in the story.Also, Alicia is such a strong and practical girl that it makes you feel likecheering for the female lead throughout.
I loved the cover too. It made me think of the online 'missing objects' game I like to play so much :)
Debdatta Dasgupta Saha
was superbly written by Eileen Harris, and one of the best novels I've read in quite a while. To say it is fast-paced isan understatement! The characters are interesting and believable, theplot intriguing, and the story a page-turner with twists and turns thatwill keep readers engaged. The ending may or may not be a surprise, butit will be satisfying.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hope to read further mysterieswritten by Harris. She has a knack for keeping the pages turning. Everytime I was going to put the book down to do something else, the nextsentence would catch my eye and I would keep reading.
This will make a fabulous summer read at the beach, although sitting by a warm fire in the middle of the winter sounds just as good. Grab it upsoon if you are looking for a truly magical time.
BellaOnline Mystery Books Editor
From the Back Cover
How did the deceased owner of the old house know so much about Ali Trent, the antique dealer hired to appraise her hoarded treasures? And can she stay alive long enough to solve the mysteries of murder and magic before becoming the the next victim?