A Trap in Time
by Celia Rees (Author)
Celia Rees writes that she is, ‘interested in the way the past underlies the present’, and in this trilogy she has created a ghostly city in parallel to the present one. This, the second in book in the trilogy, is an adventure in which Davey Williams, and his sister and cousins, move from the present to the past and back, in their battle against evil. This evil has been unleashed by the removal of bones from an archaeological dig in the city. The bones prove to be the relics of a local saint and are the link between past and present that set the plot in motion. Davey’s relationship with his friend Lisa is well drawn and her unwillingness to recognise what is happening is an interesting inducement for the reader to believe it. Rees is good at creating atmosphere and tension and the story moves along at a good pace. I will be seeking out the other two books for my 12-year-old.