The Hand on the Wall

The Hand on the Wall Review

Ellingham Academy must be cursed. Three people are now dead. One, a victim of either a prank gone wrong or a murder. Another, dead by misadventure. And now, an accident in Burlington has claimed another life. All three in the wrong place at the wrong time. All at the exact moment of Stevie’s greatest triumph . . .

She knows who Truly Devious is. She’s solved it. The greatest case of the century.

At least, she thinks she has. With this latest tragedy, it’s hard to concentrate on the past. Not only has someone died in town, but David disappeared of his own free will and is up to something. Stevie is sure that somehow—somehow—all these things connect. The three deaths in the present. The deaths in the past. The missing Alice Ellingham and the missing David Eastman. Somewhere in this place of riddles and puzzles there must be answers.

Then another accident occurs as a massive storm heads toward Vermont. This is too much for the parents and administrators. Ellingham Academy is evacuated. Obviously, it’s time for Stevie to do something stupid. It’s time to stay on the mountain and face the storm—and a murderer.

In the tantalizing finale to the Truly Devious trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson expertly tangles her dual narrative threads and ignites an explosive end for all who’ve walked through Ellingham Academy.

New York Times bestselling author Maureen Johnson delivers the witty and pulse-pounding conclusion to the Truly Devious series as Stevie Bell solves the mystery that has haunted Ellingham Academy for over 75 years.

Title:The Hand on the Wall
Edition Language:English

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  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    They say: “Third time is a charm” and when I agree: because third book of the series is the BEST WRITTEN, RIVETING, EXCITING, ENTERTAINING, A GREAT TRIBUTE TO AGATHA CHRISTIE BOOKS!The weakest thi...

  • emma

    Here’s the thing: This is not a good mystery.A good mystery, a truly remarkable one, has not only a question at its core that fascinates and eludes the reader. This series certainly has that, but it...

  • TheYALibrarian

    I was warned The Vanishing Stair ended on a cliffhanger. Did it stop me from finishing it in a few days? NO AND I REGRET NOTHING AND REGRET EVERYTHING AT THE SAME TIME!!!! FFFFFFFUUUUUCCCCCKKKKKK!!!!!...

  • Camile Souza (This Chamber of Books)

    At the end of The Vanishing Stair it says this book will apparently be called The Hand on the Wall??Whatever the name is, I'm bitter that I have to wait till next year to read it after yet another...

  • megs_bookrack

    Update 1/2/19: Preorder has been placed, now the countdown to arrival begins...O.M.G.Stop.Hold up.It's GREEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!!!!!My prayers have been answered....

  • hyacinth

    maureen could’ve put all these in one book 🤦‍♀️...

  • Ashley Nuckles

    I’m curling into a ball and dying inside now that this murder mystery is cracked wide open and there is nothing left to solve. No but for real this book was AMAZING. I did happen to guess whodunit f...

  • Reading_ Tam_ Ishly

    Here's my 5 🌟 parts of the trilogy:✨The 2nd half of the 1st book✨The whole of the 2nd book (minus David, of course)✨The first half of the 3rd bookWell, it's worth binge reading! And it's so i...

  • Mariah

    To quote the best character in this series:“ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE ME HAVE AN EMOTION???”If you are like me and while you enjoyed the first two books in the series, you were kind of bored through ...

  • April

    Wish this series would continue on, but still love how it ended overall....