In a Victorian society fascinated by spiritualists, something wicked sinks its claws in from the other side.
Odessa is a psychic; her mother, the Great Madame Elena, is a fraud. After a séance goes terribly wrong and a woman ends up dead, an evil force slips into the land of the living.
Though Odessa and her mother try to outpace the rumors spreading, they can't escape the danger that has taken residence within Odessa herself. When Odessa is shouldered with the responsibility of the Great Madame Elena’s business, she starts to lose control of the spirit world, and she can’t afford to make another mistake.
Asked to open the door to the other side again, Odessa witnesses a brutal murder that hints at black magic and is faced with a choice: risk her life for freedom from her mother, or go on living a life of servitude. If she goes into a trance again, will she be able to maintain control?
My thoughts: I was given this book as a review copy from Netgalley. Even though this book was short (only 93 pages!) it was so good! I was swept up in the gypsy lifestyle and the tricks of the trade. I loved Odessa and was rooting for her the whole time. Her name alone calls to mind magic and journeys. I will admit that this kind of thing freaks me out. The channeling of spirits is dangerous and very real and people get hurt all the time. As we saw with Odessa's mother,which in reality she definitely deserved what she got. I will definitely be reading the rest of these books! And you should too!