My rating: 4 of 5 stars
My first post-Newbery read! I wanted something fun and this was perfect.
"Tuesday Mooney Talks to Ghosts" -- does she? Or is it wishful thinking, talking to her best friend Abigail who went missing when both where teenagers.
Tuesday is now in her mid-thirties with a job she's good at, a good friend, Dex, and a life she likes. Sure, she's known as the woman who dresses all in black. And she is fine with being close to just a handful of people. And she doesn't talk much about herself, especially not about Abigail and the year she disappeared.
Everything gets upended when a rich, eccentric man dies at the event. And his last bit of eccentricity? A treasure hunt across Boston, for those clever enough and daring enough to join.
Tuesday finds herself pulled into the hunt --
And what a fun adventure! Perfectly made for adults like Tuesday and Dex, whose adult lives aren't quite as fulfilling as they wanted but hey, it pays the bills. And for Archie, a rich playboy with many secrets. And Dorry, whose mother just died last year. And for the assorted others who join the treasure hunt.
There's a bit of romance, some mystery, a hint of the supernatural, and a murder or two.
This is also delightful in terms of sentences -- I am a sucker for great sentences. Like "the quickest route out of childhood was a dead parent."