Murky Victorian London. 13-year-old Lizzie Blaylock is having a rough time. Her dad’s been fired, her sister has tuberculosis, and she just had some sort of fit at school for which she’s been expelled. When she has another fit, however, she and those around her slowly begin to realise that she may have special powers…powers to communicate with the dead.
‘Please!’ Miss Otis wailed. ‘Please! For the love of God, step back!’
And suddenly the man did. A murmur ran through the crowd.
‘Did you see that?’
‘It looked like a hand!’
‘No, not just a hand: an arm. I saw a whole arm!’
‘A young girl’s arm!’
‘Yes! Reaching right out of her! Out through the poor girl’s chest!’
‘You mustn’t touch her!’ Miss Otis screeched over the din. ‘She is a bridge! She is a bridge and people will cross!’
‘A bridge?’ murmured Lady Caroline slowly. ‘A bridge to the other side?’ Light dawned in the big woman’s eyes. ‘Billy,’ she whispered as she clawed her way out of her seat. And even as she dropped to her knees, something small and grey and shadowy was already rising out of my chest to greet her.
UK English edition
Cover photographs by Captain Console, Harris & Ewing, Inc, and whatsthatpicture
Cover design by Negative Negative
Jacket description by Monica F
Published by Seventh Rainbow Publishing, London
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Published April 3, 2013
by Seventh Rainbow Publishing.
History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Horror, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure.