Alison Leigh Powers, 11, and best friend, Mitty, look for a secret hiding place in an old mansion. They learn the history of the house from the builder’s granddaughter, who is now ninety-two years old. She tells them that her grandfather’s first wife mysteriously disappeared. Alison and Mitty find old letters in a trunk, and do research in the mansion’s library with the help of Alison’s mother, who works there as a librarian and book conservator. When they piece together what really happened to the first wife, they discover more than they ever expected—or wanted—to know!
Seventeen-year-old Hayley Rogers is a pretty, popular girl who loves the mountains, skiing, her three best friends and the rock band Millennium. Her not-so-secret wish is to meet the lead singer Steve Wilson, who is known as Shadow. Forced to grow up and make major changes in her life, Hayley moves with her parents to Bedford, Texas, just outside of Fort Worth. Life takes on a new glow, when Hayley meets her hero.
Strange things start to happen to sixteen-year-old Haley after she notices the Watcher. He looks like an ordinary teen, but his gaze is menacing as he observes her and her family at a restaurant. And then he’s gone—vanished—leaving behind a pair of shimmering silver sunglasses. When Haley peers through the sunglasses, colors fade and her best friend becomes someone else. Freaked out, she vows never to use the glasses again.
But the Watcher returns with deadly intentions. And after Haley is in a near-fatal car crash, she realizes the sunglasses are her only hope to prevent a murder. She slips on the glasses and enters a parallel world where dead people live and beloved friends die.
To survive in this duplicate world, Haley plays out the ultimate masquerade—pretending to be the girl living a twisted version of her life: her parallel twin, Halee.