The Diviners is set in the roaring 1920’s in New York City. Seventeen-year-old Evangeline (Evie) thinks she has finally escaped hard times when she is sent to live with her uncle Will in Manhattan, where he runs the Museum of Creepy Crawlies. Evie is full of flapper spirit and life but also has a secret: by touching the objects of others she can divine their secrets and memories from their past. She and her uncle and her uncle’s stoic and mysterious ward Jericho work to solve a string of strange murders that may have to do with a fanatical, occult/religious group and a diabolical spirit come back from the dead.
For such a large, daunting story, Bray does a wonderful job of juggling it all and keeping it interesting and suspenseful. Although this book is close to six hundred pages in length, I couldn’t put it down, and so it read very quickly. Equal parts creepy and beautifully written, this is one haunting read that anyone interested in supernatural fantasy or historical fiction cannot pass up!