Synopses & Reviews
Something is terribly wrong with Connor's mom--she keeps slipping into bizarre trances. Connor suspects that the key to his mom's strange behavior is an old art book filled with paintings of a woman who looks exactly
like her. But the artist who created those paintings died before his mom was even
Connor gets his chance to break the evil link between the past and the present when he is mysteriously whisked back in time to the 1920s. But can he save his mom--and himself--before it's too late?
"Reiss' eerie time travel mystery will snag readers on the first page and hold them until the last."--Booklist
"A palette with daubs of time travel, artists, magic, evil, and possession paints an intriguing mystery."--Kirkus Reviews
Eleven-year-old Connor has to discover and break the mysterious hold an obsessed artist has on his mom in this time-travel mystery from award-winning author Kathryn Reiss.
About the Author
KATHRYN REISS is the author of Time Windows, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; The Glass House People; Dreadful Sorry; Pale Phoenix, a finalist for the Edgar Award; and most recently, PaperQuake: A Puzzle. A master of the time-travel mystery genre, "Reiss slips between past and present with a callous alacrity that is wondrously effective" (Kirkus Reviews). She lives with her family in Northern California.