The Back Door of Midnight by Elizabeth Chandler
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Pub. Date: November 16th, 2010
Series: Dark Secrets, #5
Age Level: 13+
Source: RAK gift from Shannon
Synopsis via Goodreads
Anna knows her family is crazy. But when she goes to visit her aunt and uncle for the summer and learns that her uncle’s charred body has been found, her life reaches a new level of insanity. Her erratic aunt’s “psychic” abilities are exaggerated by her grief, and have become borderline violent. Alone in an unfamiliar town, Anna struggles to pick up the pieces and establish any sense of normalcy. She desperately wants to trust Zack, the cute boy next door, but even he might know more about the incident than he is letting on.
But when Anna starts feeling an inexplicable pull to the site of her uncle’s murder, she begins to believe that her family’s supernatural gifts are real after all. Torn between loyalty and suspicion, Anna is certain of only one thing: she must discover who killed her uncle or she could be next....
Anna; pg. 50
Aunt Iris's bedroom door was shut. The image of her sitting in ashy dirt, like a baby plopped down in a sand box, flashed before my eyes. If the dream hadn't been so weird, I would have laughed. But staying in your uncle's house right after his murder, the same house where your mother was killed, kind of drains the humor from a dream in which your aunt thinks you're dead and says she hopes you'll be happier that way.
Marcy; pg. 121
"People fear anyone who differs from what is considered normal, and in a small town the idea of normal can be as narrow as the streets."
I thought the first passage did a great job of showing the eerie and dark humor sides of this story. The second, well I just couldn't agree with that more. Hope you enjoyed these two passages and that you'll check out this series. Remember, they don't have to be read in order and can stand alone. For more on my thoughts of The Back Door of Midnight, check out my Review.
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