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The Vanishing StairUp trouble If Stevie’s at school David will stay putThe 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 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. 1 Truly Devious ★★★★★2 The Vanishing Stair ★★★★53 The Hand on the Wall ★★★★75 WHAT DOES THAT ENDING EVEN MEAN

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The Vanishing Stair Summary Ú 100 Â [Download] ➸ The Vanishing Stair By Maureen Johnson – Dogsalonbristol.co.uk 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 All Stevie Bell wanted wAll 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 The Vanishing eBook #235 in the dark Just as Stevie feels she’s on the cusp of putting it together her parents pull her out of Ellingham academyFor 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. How am I supposed togo on being a person after that endingLet me preface this by stating that this entire review could be replaced by a footage of me striding down a big hallway in a fancy period gown yelling “fuck fuck fuck” because that would accurately sum up all my feelings So what’s this book about Stevie is cast away from the Ellingham academy by her parents and promptly ordered to push the sour remains of her time in Ellingham to the back of her mind But Stevie’s mind is still awhirl with thoughts and memories and at the center of everything the mystery of “Truly Devious” She’d gone looking for answers and gotten none and the puzzle wouldn’t let her go Now her friend is missing one of her classmates is dead and When Edward King the abhorrent politician Stevie’s parents work for offers her a private jet ride to the academy in exchange of keeping his son in line Stevie doesn’t hesitate before she claws at the offer with both handsStevie thought she could catch the mystery of Ellingham like fireflies in a jar but the enormity of it soon reaches out to catch her Now she’s churned under the horrid sense that fate was hunting and had already picked out its uarryI finished this book with the sudden urge to pace bitter and frantic and feeling every second of my frustration and deprivation It was almost unbearable to come so close to getting answers to barely feel and almost taste before being snatched away and left to walk the circle of my own thoughts which centered partly on the uestion of who the hell was the first person to invent the concept of cliffhangers and have they ever issued a public apologyI really loved this book I read it in one sitting the hours trickling past unnoticed and silence reigning broken only by the shush of pages turning The Vanishing Stair is immaculately plotted and a real page turner It’s outstandingly enjoyable and addictive The author craftily takes on two timelines two chilling mysteries with truly elusive solutions multiple deaths and supports all of that with engaging characters and a strong action thriller backbone The result is a remarkably smooth narrative experienceThis seuel really outdid its predecessor Secrets swell to bursting tension rises the pace picks up dread lances through every moment until the story ends abruptly and leaves you panting for I was completely riveted The characters dig up the past push for answers tip the dominoes and alongside them burning threads were racing through my mind connecting far flung dots and filling in blanks erasing uestion marks and adding a dozen for every one erased before the truth is unraveled and recognition sparks sharp as a shockI love Stevie’s character and how she often blurs the line between caution and daring unwilling to yield to the tiresome compromise that striking balance between the two tends to be She doesn’t dwell on the possibility that her ambition to solve a centuries old mystery may lay far beyond her talent instead she accelerates towards doom and peril without thinking ahead of the repercussions It’s pretty fun to spend time inside her head I’ve also grown so fond of the cast of characters Nate especially is my absolute favorite If I were a fictional character I’d totally be him he’s extremely introverted has zero conversational skills represses emotional trauma is unimpressed by the risks the main characters are taking because and I uote “why do people do stupid things” and will probably still be alive by the end of the series New characters are introduced as well demanding the spotlight for themselves and leading to further entanglements  like the eccentric Dr Irene Fenton who wrote about the Ellingham murders and recruits Stevie’s help to further her researchI think my one and only uibble with this book is that I wanted page time with David and Stevie Their relationship has grown fraught with the untold weight of their secrets and I just wanted to grab them both by the shoulders and scream “PLEASE COMMUNICATE”Overall The Vanishing Stair was an immensely engrossing and rollicking experience and I can’t wait for the story to drag out all its secrets in the next and final installment45 starsBLOG | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | TUMBLR

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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 any 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. 45 starsDearest Maureen JohnsonFirst how dare youIt was truly devious of you to hit me with YET ANOTHER cliffhanger endingNevertheless I will continue to read anything you ever choose to writeLove you like a friendMegsI had many many thoughts whilst reading this For example there was thisFollowed by thisWrapped up by thisIn all seriousness though that endingI really wasn't expecting that even though Ms Johnson has played me like that beforeI was totally invested in this story I loved being back with Stevie and the rest of the cast at Ellingham Academy We meet some new characters and a few pieces of the puzzle are filled in I really enjoyed the cold case aspect of the story once again Alternating timelines between past and present is an aspect I always seem to enjoy I feel like it keeps me engaged at times than a single linear narrative wouldIf you enjoyed the first book I think you will enjoy this one as well Honestly though I did not love this uite as much I think part of my swooning over Truly Devious was being new to Ellingham Academy and learning about the school its history and all of the people living there We had less of that excitement in this one at least for meDoes this book suffer from the dreaded 'middle book syndrome'Maybe a littleCalm down not much just a teeny tiny bitI am completely stoked for the conclusion to this trilogy and will definitely be preordering it to add to my bookshelvesSide Note Really hoping the cover is a nice deep green That would make my Slytherin heart so damn happy