Rae Voight knew that she owed Anthony for all of his help - big time. He was the one who discovered that she wasn't going crazy, she just was picking up other people's thoughts when she touched their fingerprints. Rae is learning how to control her new skills, but she can't help but remember that Anthony's deepest wish and biggest fear is to find out about his dad. Rae wants to do something nice for Anthony and so she convinces Yana to help her find out about Anthony's father.
Rae quickly discovers that Anthony's dad is in Scott State Prison. She doesn't want to tell Anthony, though, not until she knows what kind of a guy his father is. Unfortunately, Anthony's dad won't talk to her so Yana comes up with a plan to get them into Scott State and even get a full on tour! While she's there, Rae "reads" someone's thoughts and realizes that there is someone in prison who knew Rae's mother, Melissa. But who, and how? Rae doesn't get the chance to find out and she can't even tell Anthony because he is furious with her about finding his dad.
Anthony doesn't know what to do about his dad. He finds out from Rae that he is in jail for killing someone during an armed robbery and knows that he can never be good enough to be around someone like Rae. He tries to keep his distance from her and even agrees to start doing some robbing with a group of other guys to make some money. Rae is really hurt by Anthony's attitude, but she is determined to find out the truth about her mother. Her mother died in a mental hospital after murdering her best friend. Rae can't understand why her dad just doesn't face the fact that her mom wasn't the great person he thought she was, but she is also starting to wonder if her mom had powers too...
This is the third book in the Fingerprints series and it starts right after #2 ends so it is really helpful to read the first two books first. This book is more about deepening the mystery around Rae & her mother and furthering the plot from previous books than anything new going on. If you have read the first two books, you'll totally be into it; if not, you will feel like the book is kind of pointless. Still, the characters are great and the book is fast paced. Just remember to have the next books in the series ready to go when you finish!
This report prepared by Debbie