Talented violinists are disappearing. When Emma's violin teacher, Monsieur Dupriez also goes missing, Emma wants to investigate. Lately, Emma has been having some psychic visions and premonitions and these mysterious disappearances seem to have something to do with the supernatural. On top of the missing violinists, Emma's aunt Lily has fallen ill and her mother has to go to her, leaving Emma in the care of her Grandfather. Emma's Grandfather is a luthier-someone who makes violins, and is training Emma to take his place. In her Grandfather's attic there is a locked door that may hold the answers.
I really liked the premise for this young adult, paranormal mystery book, a string of missing violin virtuosos that stretches back for centuries. When the disappearances start up again, Emma is compelled to investigate since she is tied to the violinists through her teacher and her grandfather. I enjoyed the mystery of the alternate world, evil magic ruled by a jilted queen bent on revenge. Emma and her friends are adventurous and vaulted into a dangerous world, with many ties back to Emma and her friends families, the suspense builds as they find out that the they will be tied to the alternate world if they can not stop an evil ceremony set to take place on Halloween. This was a surprisingly good read for me, the combination of music, history and paranormal was intriguing and unique.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.