Old Ms. McMartin is definitely dead. Now her crumbling Victorian mansion
lies vacant. When eleven-year-old Olive and her dippy mathematician
parents move in, she knows there’s something odd about the place—not
least the walls covered in strange antique paintings. But when Olive
finds a pair of old spectacles in a dusty drawer, she discovers the
most peculiar thing yet: she can travel inside these paintings to a
world that’s strangely quiet…and eerily like her own. Yet
Elsewhere harbors dark secrets—and Morton, an undersized boy with an
As she and Morton form an uneasy alliance, Olive
finds herself ensnared in a plan darker and more dangerous than she
could have imagined, confronting a power that wants to be rid of her by
any means necessary. It’s up to Olive to save the house from the dark
shadows, before the lights go out for good.
Jacqueline West weaves a tale at turns haunting, moving, and darkly
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