This historical mystery/adventure story set in Victorian London , has lots of 'cliff hangers' ,making it compulsive reading , I couldn't put it down!
When Lizzie Brown escapes from her heavy drinking father , and the Rats Castle Victorian slum ,she is cold , poor and hungry until........Fitzy's travelling circus rolls into town.
Whilst working for the circus ,helping Madame Aurora ( the palm reader),she realises that she can actually read palms! She can see people's past , present and future when reading their lifeline.
Meanwhile she overhears the news of an illusive phantom in London ,who is robbing wealthy people's houses.
As she does a reading she sees the phantom strike again.
With the help of her newfound friends from the circus they go after the phantom.
I loved reading this book ! I literally couldn't put it down and read it in one day. I didn't expect the ending to be anything like it was either. A fabulous read.
It reminded me of the Gully Potchard story too , so if you liked that you'll definitely enjoy this one.
I rate it 5/5 and think boys and girls would like it.
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