Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
This is a good mystery told by an interesting narrator. Two siblings living in London are visited by a cousin they hardly know, Salim. They take him to The London Eye, the huge observation wheel that tourists ride in to see the view of the city. Someone gives Salim a free ticket, he hops into the capsule with a group of other people, and 30 minutes later, when the ride is over, he is not among those who emerge from the ride. Days pass and there is no sign of him. How can a person simply disappear into thin air? Salim’s mother is frantic and the police are baffled. Ted and Kat make a list of theories and do some investigating on their own. They seem to be completely stuck until Ted, who has Asperger’s Syndrome and thinks differently than other people, puts some clues together and realizes what happened to Salim. Then the race is on to save his life. The clues are all there, but I sure didn’t solve the mystery on my own. Recommended for anyone who likes a good mystery.