If you’re into mystery and suspense, and you aren’t worried about potentially getting creeped out and/or ending up with nightmares, this could be the book for you! Evie O’Neill has a gift — she can “read” people’s pasts just by touching an item they’ve used. The only problem is that Evie used this gift as a party trick, and she ended up making a local big shot very angry. Her parents decided that the easiest course of action would be to ship her off to live with her Uncle Will in New York City until things blew over. Little did they realize that Evie was thrilled to be heading out of Ohio and into a big city where her flapper style and sassy attitude would be better appreciated!
Uncle Will, aside from being Evie’s new guardian, also happens to be the the curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult (a.k.a. the “Museum of the Creepy Crawlies”). Because there’s an occult-based serial killer on the loose, Will’s expertise is called upon by the NYPD. When Evie manages to tag along to one of the crime scenes, she ends up touching a shoe buckle of the victim and sees something about the murderer. She is sure that her gift could be used help in the investigation… but how can she help without revealing her secret?