Karen Abbott


Excellent, Young Adult, Mystery, Family, Tarot, Fortune Telling, Suspense, Murder

Document Type

Book Review


Young and alone since the death of her mother, Hal has reached the end of her rope. She is going to lose her flat and loan sharks are threatening her health and her life unless she can find a way to pay them back. When a letter arrives stating that her mother is the long-lost daughter of the presumably wealthy Mrs. Westaway, Hal succumbs to temptation and attempts to con the family into believing that she is actually a relative, hoping to receive a stipend that will help to settle her debts. Waiting for her at the family estate is mystery, intrigue, and more danger. Bright and resourceful, Hal will unravel the mystery and discover more about herself than she dared to imagine.