Rave Reviews Log: Mysteries & Suspense

January 20, 2009

The London Eye Mystery

By Siobhan Dowd
Rating: 4 1/2 stars

In this excellent mystery from across the pond, Ted's family is hosting his Aunt Gloria and her son Salim for a couple of days before they move to New York City. They decide to take everyone to the London Eye, a sort of sideways Ferris wheel for a bird's eye view of the city. But when a stranger offers Salim a free ticket and he goes up in the Eye on his own, something strange happens. He doesn't get back off. Salim has disappeared. As the family becomes frantic, Ted, whose brain works on its own operating system (he has some sort of neural disorder that is unidentified) teams up with his sister Kat to try and solve the mystery of Salim's disappearance. Using principles laid down by Sherlock Holmes and Ted's way of seeing things differently, the pair dive into some dodgy circumstances in their hope of finding their cousin, a trail that runs hot and cold and comes to an unexpected conclusion. Mystery addicts will find much to like here--an excellent story with an unusual narrator. Good stuff!


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