Invisible Fault Lines by Kristen-Paige Madonia

imagesCallie’s father is gone.  What should have been a regular Tuesday turns into the day he disappeared without a trace.  At first Callie is frozen with shock.  It’s inconceivable that he left them, but there are simply no other clues to follow.  Days, then weeks, drag by and Callie and her mom circle each other in strange and distant orbits.  When Callie finally decides she needs to take action, to do something to find her dad, she worries that it will be too late.  But, her dad’s disappearance is just about to get more confusing.

When her friends take Callie to museum for an afternoon away from investigating, she becomes focused on an exhibit of photos from after the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake.  That’s when she sees him.  Her father.  In one of the photographs.  She would know his face anywhere.  But what does it mean to see him in a photo from 100 years ago.  Is Callie starting to crack from the stress or is it possible that her father has tripped over invisible fault lines and traveled through time, landing in a disastrous past.  And most importantly, can she get him back?

Callie’s grief is raw and brutal, but she also realizes that living through it might be the only choice she has.  However, the interspersed chapters about a man, lost and adrift following the Earthquake, will make you question the same things Callie does.  Are there alternate worlds?  Can we breach that line?  Or is this all in her imagination?

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