Saturday, October 30, 2010

Escape From Shadow Island - Paul Adam

Publisher:  Walden Pond Press
Pages:  304
Source:  Library
Genre:  Middle Grade Mystery

I believe any boy, and many girls, will love this book.  Max Cassidy's mother is in jail accused of murdering her husband.  Why?  Her husband disappeared and she has been accused.  Max doesn't believe his mother is guilty and sets out to prove her innocence.  His belief is confirmed when a man approaches him and tells him is father is still alive and then the man turns up dead.  Someone doesn't want anyone trying to find his father.  Powerful people are going to a lot of trouble to keep Max and anyone else from finding his father.  The great thing about this book is that it ended as a cliff hanger, setting things up for the next book in the series.  This was a very satisfying mystery.

(The opinions expressed here are mine and not those of the other panalists)

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