Amber House is a mystery/thriller book. The story revolves around young Sarah, who finds herself in the possession of surprising gift. She has the ability to see "echos" of her families' history by touching certain items. Sarah is in a very tough position, with her mother possibly knowing about the gift, possibly even possessing it herself, and Sarah realizes if her mother knows, then Sarah and her younger brother, Sam will be taken home. Without Sarah ever discovering where the diamonds are. I am enjoying this book very much right now, and like the fact the book can be suspenseful, but not necessarily scary. I am impressed with the character development, also it seems as though the author allows the reader to notice things that Sarah does not notice.