Lily O’Dwyer, via, LoveReading4Kids
This is a great book full of adventure and and friendship and puzzles to solve. I loved it!
The first thing I noticed about this book was the cover. It just looks so intriguing. It made me want to read all the little words all over it and made me very interested to find out what was going on inside.
This story is about a girl my age who has very sadly lost her mum to an apparent accident or suicide and it deals briefly with the thoughts and feelings around this. Her dad is a GP who is also struggling terribly with depression and loneliness.
A year after her mum's death Edie and the family go to a Stone Ceremony as they are Jewish, and she wears a coat she has not worn since her mother’s death. I’m her pocket she finds a note written to her, from her mother. From this note Eddie starts the trail of the five clues to discover what story her mum was on to and also what actually happened to her.
There are some really nasty characters in this book, but also some fabulous ones. Also, part of what happens in the story is a bit of a reflection on what is happening in the world right now.
I loved the character of Edie, it’s great to see a crime fighting girl, even if most of what she achieves is completely unrealistic, because it’s a story and stories can do anything they like.
This is quite obviously the start of a series of books and I think they will do well. I know I will certainly be looking out for book two!