Reviewed By: Harriet Klausner
Legacy of Lies
Class/Genre: Fantasy Mystery Romantic Suspense Young Adult Supernatural
Series: Dark Secrets # 1
Pocket, Oct 2000, $4.99, 182 pp.
Meganís grandmother disowned her daughter (Meganís mother) when she married a man of another race. The sixteen-year-old has never met her maternal grandmother until she was recently summoned by the matriarch to come to her Scarborough House in Maryland. When Megan arrives, she finds her relative is disagreeable and inhospitable. Her cousin by adoption Matt wants Megan to leave. However, what upsets Megan the most is that she has seen this home in her dreams for years.
Over time, strange events occur such as objects moving themselves and Megan seeing a teenage ghost. Megan feels that sins of the past are being held accountable in the present. She learns the ghost is Avril, who died sixty years ago and looks identical to Megan. As more weirdness happens, Megan accepts reincarnation as she readies herself for an attack by an unknown enemy.
Elizabeth Chandler has written an engrossing young adult romantic suspense in which the paranormal elements are tightly intertwined into the plot. This adds to the excitement and feel of pending doom. Teens will admire Megan for her feistiness and independence. Ms. Chandler provides teens with an entertaining, exhilarating tale that will send the audience seeking more works from the author.
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