After her Uncle Pat forces Eliza to get a job, she begins to work as an illustrator for Orville Tanner and his grandson Charles (Charlie).Eliza starts to notice some strange things about the “fossils” she has to draw. Like the fact that some of them have NOT even begun to fossilize even though they’re from millions of years ago. Eliza begins to think she’s aiding criminals after discovering that and wondering about the reason they want drawings instead of photos. She sneaks out to the Tanner’s house in the middle of the night to find out what’s going on. She sees strange pulsing of colored lights from outside their house. After the brightest light flashes it stops. When she goes to work inside the Tanner’s house she finds photos of a woman she guesses to be Charlie’s grandmother around 100 years apart. Will Eliza find out what’s going on with the Tanners?
The book contained a lot of information that was not significant to the plot. The prolonged wait for the action was not of value to the story.
The novel did not answer all of the questions I had and it didn’t explain all the clues.
The mystery was intriguing and it kept me guessing because of all the twists and turns.
There is good foreshadowing and lots of humor. Eliza’s Journal has a great surprise ending.
I would recommend this book to people who like mysteries because of the unpredictable events. I found the book attention-grabbing and out of the ordinary.