By Katie Neal
The Diviners, opens a new window, by Libba Bray, tells the story of party girl Evangeline O’Neill, a young woman with a strange ability, living in Ohio in 1926. When Evie holds an item, she is able to “see” strong memories that are attached to it. After using her gift as a party trick, Evie gets into trouble and is sent to New York City to stay with her Uncle Will, owner of the Museum of American Folklore, Superstition and the Occult. Uncle Will is called on by the local police to assist when a woman turns up dead under mysterious circumstances.
Evie convinces her uncle to allow her to join him at the horrific crime scene, and, when she picks up the dead woman’s shoe buckle, Evie is hit with the dreadful memories of the owner’s last moments. Two more suspicious deaths follow, and, when Evie is able to wheedle her way onto the crime scenes to covertly “read” the possessions of the victims, she discovers that they died under similar circumstances as the first victim.
Evie and her friends quickly realize that this mysterious killer is of supernatural origin, and they must discover how to defeat him before one of them becomes the next victim. Set in the Roaring Twenties, this book is a fun, spooky jaunt through New York City, jazzed up with the Ziegfield Follies and haunted by a supernatural twist throughout the story. Just in time for Halloween!
Talking Books, opens a new window customers, ask for book DB 75439 to request this title.