Sixteen-year-old Amanda is spending the summer with her suave and easygoing uncle John at the Dakota Apartments, opposite the green sprawl of New York's Central Park. When John isn't doing something mysterious with stocks and bonds, he and Amanda enjoy the very best the roaring twenties have to offer. However, in a single brutal night, everything changes. Suddenly Amanda is alone, far from home, and fighting for her life in a city that has abandoned her.
Fortunately there's one person Amanda can trust: Miss Lizzie Borden. Together they'll manage to work out a twisted passage toward what might be survival through the narrow streets of nighttime New York.
I fell in love with Miss Lizzie in 2001 when I first listened to her first adventure with Amanda and I have fell in love with her again in 2016. Walter Satterthwait is an amazing writer. He brings out a rich and very believable history and story with real life people in history. I simply cannot wait to see if Miss Lizzie and Amanda will return in a third book.