cover image Twisted Window

Twisted Window

Lois Duncan. Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, $14.95 (183pp) ISBN 978-0-385-29566-6

When Brad tells Tracy that his little sister Mindy has been kidnapped by his stepfather, she promises to help him locate the child. Tracy is moved by Brad's story and defiant of the aunt and uncle she has lived with ever since her mother was stabbed to death. They find the toddler Brad is searching for, and Tracy arranges to baby-sit for Mindy, then turn her over to Brad. But the situation turns dangerous when Brad shows up with a gun, and Tracy realizes that the story he told was far from the truth. Duncan, a master of the YA suspense novel with such books as Locked in Time and The Third Eye, has created another gripping psychological tale with an absolutely unpredictable (but thoroughly believable) twist at the end. Ages 12-up. (June)