Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Nobody's Secret by Michaela MacColl

Emily Dickinson meets a mysterious man while walking in town one day.  The two hit it off immediately but neither gives a name instead referring to themselves as "Nobody".  After other meetings Emily leans that her new friend is in town to meet with estranged family members and it appears that there might be some question as to some money due to Mr. Nobody.  But before Emily can learn more her friend is found dead in the pond on Emily's own property.  Although it appears to be an accident Emily is sure there is foul play at work and begins to investigate who Mr. Nobody actually was and what happened to him.  Billed as an exciting mystery I found this to be rather bland.  Dickinson's poems are interspersed throughout the book in ways that relate to the story but the mystery didn't grab me.  There are very few students whom I can imagine latching onto this book as well.