Synopses & Reviews
Psychic...or psychotic? andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Anna knows her family is crazy. But when she goes to visit her aunt and uncle for the summer and learns that her uncleand#8217;s charred body has been found, her life reaches a new level of insanity. Her erratic auntand#8217;s and#8220;psychicand#8221; abilities are exaggerated by her grief, and have become borderline violent. Alone in an unfamiliar town, Anna struggles to pick up the pieces and establish any sense of normalcy. She desperately wants to trust Zack, the cute boy next door, but even he might know more about the incident than he is letting on. andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;But when Anna starts feeling an inexplicable pull to the site of her uncleand#8217;s murder, she begins to believe that her familyand#8217;s supernatural gifts are real after all. Torn between loyalty and suspicion, Anna is certain of only one thing: she must discover who killed her uncle or she could be nextand#8230;.
"Chandler does a fantastic job of keeping readers on edge and creating a suspenseful mood and tone. This is an excellent stand-alone book that is sure to be popular."andlt;BRandgt; andlt;bandgt;andlt;iandgt;- SLJ January 2011andlt;/iandgt;andlt;/bandgt;
"This book is a classic teen mystery/romance that may appeal to teens who were enthralled with the Twilight series.
"This book is a classic teen mystery/romance that may appeal to teens who were enthralled with the andlt;iandgt;Twilight andlt;/iandgt;series. It is fast-paced, humorous, and light yet deals with some serious issues. Searching for your roots, dealing with dementia and mental illness, and finding independence are all touched upon in this third volume of the andlt;iandgt;Dark Secretsandlt;/iandgt; series. The book is great for a short winter escape, or a long plane ride. It is a quick read with just enough suspense to keep you reading to solve the mystery. The characters are superficial but the storyline moves and is very timely. It is not the type of book you would write an English essay about, but it is great for a quick escape."and#8212;VOYA
According to town gossip, Anna O’Neill is either psychic or psycho, and she needs to find out which—fast. First her mother and then her uncle have been murdered, and she doesn’t know whether the two crimes are connected. And now she’s having bizarre dreams that seem to foretell her own death. She doesn’t think everyone in town is telling all they know, and she doesn’t understand why Zack, the attractive neighbor, has taken a sudden interest in her. All Anna knows for sure is that she must get some answers from the ghosts in her family—before she becomes one herself.
About the Author
Elizabeth Chandler is a pseudonym for Mary Claire Helldorfer. She is the author of the Kissed by an Angel and Dark Secrets series. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.