Intriguing is the single best descriptive word for this novel. This spooky mystery set in the turn of the century kept my interest and I could hardly put it down. Clara discovered the mystery of the Glendoveer children when she was "trapped" in her own house, the Glendoveer mansion. Clara met Daphne, and their forbidden friendship was an interesting twist on the friendship theme in many children's books. I think that this book has a fair chance of being the Newbery or an honor book, but I still like The Romeo and Juliet Code, we will all find out the winner soon. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mysteries or historical fiction because this is a little bit of both.