Join the exciting journey of young Jerusalem Walker who finds in the blank spaces of a mysterious crossword puzzle book a treasure hunt which will make her risk everything.
For readers who love treasure hunts...
When Jerusalem, a fifteen-year-old girl, freshly graduated from high school, finds a crossword puzzle book hidden by a mysterious puzzler, she encounters clues and solutions that will change her life.
Across continents and history, Jerusalem and her family search for a priceless work of art which, if found, will change the way the world understands the consequences of World War II.
Blank Spaces is a humorous, breakneck-speed novel which takes the reader on a breathless adventure. Plot twists and turns will make the reader want to read it over and over.
For readers who love crossword puzzles...
Download the Blank Spaces Crossword.
Each chapter of the book is a clue and you'll find the answer within.
Somewhere along life’s journey, Reid Matthias found an insatiable urge to hear the stories of those around him and translate them into relatable narratives for people of all ages to read. As the stories leap from the page, Reid finds great happiness in hearing how readers find themselves confronted with the best and the worst of what makes humanity tick.
Having lived and traveled extensively, from small town Iowa and urban Chicago in the USA to Adelaide and Brisbane in Australia, as well as years in various European countries, Reid deftly weaves the idiosyncrasies of the various cultures into the fabric of his stories. This insight into the many nuances that create our cultural awareness provides a rich sense of identity with the characters.
Now living in Queensland, Australia, Reid experiences the nuances of life with his wife, Christine and their three daughters, Elsa, Josephine and Greta.
This is an unusual mystery, with a family of quirky people.
This mid-western author has a very accurate view of ordinary people. I was not expecting this book to be as good as it is. I should have known better, as his Butcher books are excellent as well. It was a good read.
This character-driven novel is a delightful read, whether you are from a small town or not. The author brings the characters to life and you feel that you know each person. I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
The author has a true understanding of human nature - the desirable qualities along with the less desirable. Whether you are from a small town or a city, you will enjoy the development of truly accepting the personal traits of neighbors and friends. And you’ll even have a chuckle or two!