Title: A Deadly Game of Magic
Author: Joan Lowery Nixon
From the back of the book
Seeking shelter from a fierce Texas storm, Lisa and three friends become trapped inside a house that seems abandoned. But is it? As the thunderstorm worsens, the phone goes dead. A lifelike plaster head suddenly appears. A disembodied hand taps the mantel. The friends are now unwitting players in an increasingly sinister games of an evil magician. The key to their survival lies in a mysterious room at the end of a hall, but they must act quickly to avoid the magician's grand finale: murder.
I picked this up off my library shelf and was hooked as soon as I read the back of the book. It seemed like a suspenseful book that would hold my interest over the labor Day Weekend. I was pleasantly surprised with how much I liked the book. Lisa and her friends are stuck in a rainstorm when their car brakes down. They knock on the door of the closest house, where a strange man answers the door. After inviting them inside, the man and a women say they have to leave, but Lisa and her friends can stay in the house until a tow truck comes for their car. When they leave, Lisa and friends are left in a house full of mysterious magic equipment. Strange things begin to happen.
The book was a quick read, and held my attention through the entire book. The end was not what I was suspecting, and slightly left me hanging, which makes me wonder if the book is part of a series. If you are looking for a suspenseful book, full of magic and illusions, this book is for you!