Seventeen-year-old Avery VanDemere's ridiculously wealthy grandmother has decided to leave the family fortune to the relative who proves him or herself worthiest--by solving puzzles and riddles on a whirlwind race around the globe.
For Avery, the contest offers a chance to escape. As the black sheep of the VanDemere clan--the illegitimate daughter, sent away to boarding school--she'd love to use that prize money to run away from the family who ostracized her . . . and discover the truth about her long-lost mother.
Marshall might be Avery's uncle by blood, but there's no love lost between them. He'll do anything to win, even if it means turning on his own children.
Riley is the charming son of Grandmother VanDemere's lawyer. As the game progresses, Avery finds herself drawn to him--even though she isn't quite sure she can trust him.
Treacherous turns in the competition serve as brutal reminders that only one person can win it all. Is Avery willing to risk both her heart and her life to claim the grand prize?
“Entertaining . . . Recommended for reality TV fans and genealogy buffs.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Inherit Midnight is 39 Clues for teenagers, and as such, is thrillingly successful.” —VOYA
“The competition creates a lively vehicle for international travel and plenty of action and suspense. . . . hand this to fans of high-stakes reality challenge shows as well as those who count Raskin's The Westing Game (BCCB 9/78) as a favorite.” —BCCB
“With pulse-pounding thrills and sharp twists, Inherit Midnight is a stand-out . . . . Prepare to be taken on a wild and, surprisingly, believable ride. Thoroughly addictive, this is a must-read.” —RT Book Reviews
“A thrill ride through time and space.” —Booklist
“A gripping mystery with strong but flawed characters, the book is impossible to put down. The reader races to keep up with the plot only to get walloped by a mind-blowing twist ending that turns the entire story upside down. Recommend this to teens who like intrigue, mystery, and suspense.” —VOYA on THE VANISHING GAME
“Full of non-stop action, with spooky events that keep readers on edge and unable to guess who, what, and how . . . . The story's conclusion leaves you trying to wrap your head around the truth, and looking back at the beginning of another angle.” —San Francisco/Sacramento Book Reviews on THE VANISHING GAME
“This book has twists and turns galore. Part corporate espionage thriller, part paranormal horror story, there are also elements of mystery and romance. . . . Recommended.” —Library Media Connection on THE VANISHING GAME