Shelfari edited the description of The Exchange Tuesday, August 4, 2009.
A taut, otherworldly thriller set in contemporary England. Caz and her best friend Lucy have a secret. Late at night, they break into strangersÂ’ homesÂ—not to steal anything, just for the rush. Then Caz gets caught in the act by elderly Mrs. Tranter, and before she knows it, the old woman has snapped a silver bracelet around her wrist. Caz canÂ’t remove it, no matter what she does; and then it becomes part of her, sinking into her skin like a tattoo. Worst and most unsettling of all, itÂ’s given her an unpredictable kind of ESP. She can see into peopleÂ’s inner lives, whether she wants to or not. The Exchange is gritty magical realism with a sense of humorÂ—just right for fans of Holly Black and Sonya Hartnett.