The Vanishing Stair by Maureen Johnson Review

The Vanishing StairMaureen Johnson | Harper Collins| Pub: 1/22/19 

“A lot of things happen when you go out and do them on purpose.”

Yes friends, yes. I have read the second book in the Truly Devious series in 24 hours and I will begin the third book as soon as I am finished writing this.

GUYS… THIS SERIES THOUGH. In each book we get a few more puzzle pieces that click into place. I did guess who the “bad guy” was (that we know of at this point in time) but there is still so much we don’t know. I am still not even sure what characters we can truly trust in this. Besides our main character, Stevie, I don’t really trust anyone else. That’s a lie… I trust Larry… Nate is my favorite character and I think I may be able to trust him.

These are the books I love. The ones that make you think but aren’t serious. I can’t really give more of a review since it would be spoilers and I don’t do the spoiler thing but if you love mysteries, PICK UP THIS SERIES.

Synopsis (Credit: Goodreads)

All Stevie Bell wanted was to find the key to the Ellingham mystery, but instead she found her classmate dead. And while she solved that murder, the crimes of the past are still waiting in the dark. Just as Stevie feels she’s on the cusp of putting it together, her parents pull her out of Ellingham academy.

For her own safety they say. She must move past this obsession with crime. Now that Stevie’s away from the school of topiaries and secret tunnels, and her strange and endearing friends, she begins to feel disconnected from the rest of the world. At least she won’t have to see David anymore. David, who she kissed. David, who lied to her about his identity—son of despised politician Edward King. Then King himself arrives at her house to offer a deal: He will bring Stevie back to Ellingham immediately. In return, she must play nice with David. King is in the midst of a campaign and can’t afford his son stirring up trouble. If Stevie’s at school, David will stay put.

The tantalizing riddles behind the Ellingham murders are still waiting to be unraveled, and Stevie knows she’s so close. But the path to the truth has more twists and turns than she can imagine—and moving forward involves hurting someone she cares for. In New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson’s second novel of the Truly Devious series, nothing is free, and someone will pay for the truth with their life.

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