AUTHOR = ANNE CASSIDY
GENRE = MYSTERY, CRIME, FAMILY, FRIENDSHIP, ROMANCE
INTEREST LEVEL = YEARS 9 -10
This is a clever crime story within a crime story. Rose and Josh are searching for their parents. For 3 years, Anne and her mum and Josh and his dad lived together like a family. Both parents also worked together in the police force but when they went missing one night (5 years ago) Rose was sent to live with her gran whilst Josh lived with his uncle. Reunited after 5 years, the pair are itching to find out about their parents’ disappearance. As no bodies have been found they live in hopes of finding them alive.
Whilst Josh is intent on following some new leads, Rose has a mystery of her own to solve. She has been receiving letters and phone calls from an ex-school friend, Rachel, begging for help but given how badly their friendship went, Rose was in no hurry to get involved. And now it is too late. Rachel has died under mysterious circumstances.
Can Rose solve the puzzle of Rachel’s death and has Josh really stumbled on new leads or is he reaching at straws?? And why hasn’t he been answering his calls?
This is a well plotted mystery story. Although it is the 2nd in a series of 4 books readers won’t need to have read book 1 to pick up the story line her – but they are sure to want to read the next 2 books in the series.
Recommended (dma) ***