by Holly Black
Reviewed by Janet:
Local author Holly Black brings out her first novel for adults, setting it in a darkly magical Pioneer Valley. Charlie works as a bartender, is trying to get her sister's tuition bill at UMass paid, and has a boyfriend who cleans up crime scenes for a living. She's also been a thief since her youth, working for gloamists who magically use shadows to aid their crimes. With all the tarot cards stacked against her, Charlie is forced to make a deal with a powerful enemy from her past. You'll want to keep an eye on your shadow after reading this one!