I began reading this novel before our holiday in Norway and went back to it afterwards. So with my short memory span, it is difficult to come up with a good review.
(Excellent excuse, wasn’t it?)
So here is the first part of the blurb:
Sometimes the path to the truth is paved with broken glass.
Teenager Lin Fox is a stranger in a strange land—Germany, where her father has come on a quixotic quest to locate a priceless artifact. The medieval (and possibly mythical) Allerheiligen stained glass is believed by some to be lost, by others to have been destroyed, and by virtually all to be haunted. A mysterious letter persuades Dr. Oliver Fox that he can be the one to find it—but someone else is determined to ensure that the glass stays hidden forever.
I enjoyed the book very much. Great characters, especially the main character, teenager Lin Fox. Do I like Lin? I am not so sure. Sometimes you feel like slapping her, on the next page you want to hug her. Definitely a very real teenage girl.
The German setting is great. Without a doubt the writer knows her environment, and she has added a layer of sinister darkness I do not really recognize from holidays in that part of the world, but it certainly suits the story.
A well-written and intriguing mystery. Strongly recommended.
I bought the book myself, and the writer is a Facebook acquaintance.