Monday, April 4, 2011


By Kristin Wolden Nitz
Peachtree, 2010. 199 pgs. Young Adult

Jen's mother disappeared when she was just a child, and while she's considered many possibilities for the disappearance, murder was never one of them. But when she gets sent to her grandmother's bed and breakfast for the summer, she finds out that her grandmother, who hosts murder mystery games for her guests, has begun to suspect just that and has designed her latest murder mystery game around the details of Jen's mother's life and disappearance in hopes of uncovering the truth.

The murder mystery aspect of this book was intriguing, but some other aspects fell flat. The side story of a romance was rushed and underdeveloped, the domineering grandmother was irritating more than endearing, and the twist ending resolved a little too easily. It's not necessarily a bad choice for those looking for a teen mystery, but it's not a spectacular book by any means.


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