Set in the sparkling theatre district of an enormous city, this is the story of Olive, a girl who loves to sing but finds herself gripped by stage fright…especially with her ghastly, overbearing mother breathing down her neck with expectations.
When she flunks a big audition for the school show, Olive wanders among the glittering, enticing theatres – and comes upon Maudeville, a fascinating old theatre with so many secrets, run by the grand-dame of show business, Maude Devore. Offered the opportunity of a lifetime, Olive is gradually sucked into a story of darkness and fear, where the bright lights of Maudeville conceal a shifting world of ghosts . . . .
Egmont USA, Spring 2016