Love these types of books. Adventure and unexpected discoveries that leave you wanting more...The plot of the book starts off great. Tweed goes around the country conning people. They pretend they can speak with dead. Right off the bat, their relationship is strange. It's not your normal father/son relationship but rather a friendship. It's odd to see how they regard each other and that;s why I'm so intrigued. Why are they like this in the first place? What is the father hiding?Of course, my suspicions were correct when the father goes missing and off Tweed goes trying to piece together the lies that his father told him. Twee ends up meeting Octavia who feisty attitude catches Tweed. I can tell that these two bickering will make me laugh more. There both adoringly cute together and I hope that they will fall for each other. For now, the friend do the best they can, relying on each other piecing whatever they can to solve the mystery.In the end, this book certainly caught my eye and I look forward to reading the next book. A fine story with a fresh plot, The Lazarus Machine is great!