Cousin Salim gets onto the London Eye, a ferris-wheel type ride for those Americans who haven't been there, and never gets off. He simply disappears. The family is distraught. Ted and his sister are setting aside their differences to solve the mystery. Ted brings his uniquely wired mind to the task, and Kat brings her natural tendency for action. Did Salim just evaporate? Ted has eight - no make that nine - possible solutions in mind. What is the truth?
336 pages 978-0385751841 Ages 8-12
Keywords: mystery, London, autism, special gifts, family, brother/sister, 8 year old, 9 year old, 10 year old, 11 year old, 12 year old, wired differently, differently abled, Asperger's syndrome, true crime
Recommended by: Barb Langridge, abookandahug.com
Ted and Kat watched their cousin Salim board the London Eye, but after half an hour it landed and everyone trooped off—except Salim. Where could he have gone? How on earth could he have disappeared into thin air? Ted and his older sister, Kat, become sleuthing partners, since the police are having no luck. Despite their prickly relationship, they overcome their differences to follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin. And ultimately it comes down to Ted, whose brain works in its own very unique way, to find the key to the mystery.
This is an unput-downable spine-tingling thriller—a race against time.--from the publisher