Carolyn Cracraft (Librarian), NetGalley Reviewer
The premise of the book is that Edie Franklin is solving the mystery of what happened to her mother, though it becomes a mystery within a mystery. The author utilizes SEL strategies to help the protagonists deal with the death of their mother, and I really liked how this was woven in. As a parent myself I felt very emotional at the children's realistic portrayal of grief. I also felt that the descriptions of violence were sometimes too graphic for a middle grade novel.
This would be a great selection for fans of mysteries, especially Nancy Drew, who are looking for a spunky young detective character for the current era. I think Edie fits the bill!
Thanks to NetGalley for the gifted e-arc in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book!