- Paperback: 236 pages
- Publisher: FeedaRead.com (June 12, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1781764751
- ISBN-13: 978-1781764756
- Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
- Flames: 0
- Rating: 2.5/5
Three children go missing and police organise a massive search of the town of Dudleigh and surrounding areas. A call from a security officer at Russington Hospital immediately has several Detectives heading for the Accident & Emergency Department. All three missing children have somehow been returned to the Hospital. No-one sees or hears anything; it's as though the children appeared out of the sky. The Doctor is puzzled - the children are in excellent health but are refusing to talk to anyone, not even their own parents. Local detectives are baffled. Where have they been? What have they been doing? Why won't they talk? All questions the police want answered. And urgently. When another young girl goes missing her 10 year old brother Harry and his three friends, Stan and identical twins Polly and Lily, are determined to find her and solve the mystery once and for all. Will they solve the mystery before the Police? Can they find out the 'Where's and the What's' and also the 'Why's and the How's?'
I've encountered a problem. John is such an awesome guy, and he went through all of the trouble to mail his book from England! But I am not a huge fan of it- which disappointed me.
I really wanted to like it. Here are my problems with it. The chapter headings are confusing because it is just a magnifying glass, no number- just the image. The characters fall into moments where they don't speak like kids and the context isn't necessarily age appropriate to what the cover suggests.
That being said, I loved the idea of story. I'm a big fan of ice cream. I also wanted to see the kids actually work on the case for longer than like five minutes, which is what it felt like. They didn't really follow any leads or get the feel for being a real PI, just sort of jumped in with both feet and there you have it.
This book wasn't for me, but it might be for someone else. So give it a shot.
John Alexander Priest - born in 1958 in a town called Netherton, near Dudley, West Midlands. One of seven children (three girls, four boys).
Started writing in 1985 and had several articles published in National Magazines.
First children's book published by Ginn & Co, Ltd., titled 'Naughty Nigel Runs Away'. This was swiftly followed by 'Tom's Birthday Treat', 'Answer The Phone Fiona!' and a CD called 'Tales for Tiny Tots'.
Recently two new children's books were written and added to his Kindle collection.
They are called 'Peter Challenge - Time Surfer', a fantasy adventure for children aged 7-10yrs and 'Jay-Pea-Eyes' aka Junior Private Investigators, for ages 8-10yrs and is about a group of children who solve mysteries faster than the grown-ups can!
A writer who enjoys school visits to show how books are made. Always available for these visits, just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Currently an Assessor/Tutor/Trainer in education.
Member of the Society of Authors, UK.