Cassel comes from a family of curse workers—people who have the power to change your emotions, your memories, your luck, by the slightest touch of their hands. And since curse work is illegal, they’re all criminals. Many become mobsters and con artists. But not Cassel. He hasn’t got magic, so he’s an outsider, the straight kid in a crooked family. You just have to ignore one small detail—he killed his best friend, Lila, three years ago.
Cassel has carefully built up a façade of normalcy, blending into the crowd. But his façade starts to crumble when he finds himself sleepwalking, propelled into the night by terrifying dreams about a white cat that wants to tell him something. He’s noticing other disturbing things too, including the strange behavior of his two brothers. They are keeping secrets from him. As Cassel begins to suspect he’s part of a huge con game, he must unravel his past and his memories. To find out the truth, Cassel will have to outcon the conmen.
Holly Black is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi) and the Newbery Honor–winning book Doll Bones. Her other works include the Good Neighbors graphic novels, as well as The Darkest Part of the Forest, Valiant,… More about Holly Black
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Published by Listening Library (Audio) May 11, 2010| 401 Minutes| Young Adult| ISBN 9780307711823