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About the Author
Claire Bloom, CBE, is an English film and stage actress, known for leading roles in plays such as Streetcar Named Desire, A Doll's House, and Long Day's Journey into Night, along with nearly sixty films and countless television roles, during a career spanning over six decades. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 Queen's birthday honors for services to drama.
"Only a few authors have the ability to create characters that seem like real friends by the end of a book. Prepare to meet several in this absorbing and heartwarming coming-of-age story by master storyteller Orson Scott Card."-- "Nicholas Sansbury Smith, New York Times bestselling author of the Hell Divers series"
"The pacing of the multilayered mystery enables a buildup of dread leading to the revelation of how incredibly dark the crime story really is. The story's psychological elements--both traumatic fallout and beautiful interpersonal relationships--are given breathing space in a satisfying denouement...A winning combination of wit, a twisted crime drama, and a fresh take on teens with powers."-- "Kirkus Reviews"
"Unputdownable, unmissable. Classic Card character depth that goes to the center of the earth, and secrets that slowly unfold until the breathtaking, heart-lurching ending."-- "Mette Ivie Harrison, author of New York Times Notable Book The Bishop's Wife and Vampires in the Temple"
"An intriguing premise...This story raises provocative questions about family, friendship, and the value of individual abilities."-- "Publishers Weekly"