Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Twisted Summer by Willo Davis Roberts

This book was written by the author of Don't Hurt Laurie, but I gave it a rating of three out of five. Cici's family always looks forward to summer vacation at the lakeside cottage with grandparents and cousins. The family wasn't able to visit last summer, and they just found out that a girl was murdered by the lake. Brody, the brother of a boy that Cici likes, was convicted of the crime and is now in prison. Cici decides that the evidence doesn't make sense, so she plays detective to discover the real murderer. However, she is surprised by some of her discoveries, and the murderer may know what she's up to. That can be deadly!

The plot was interesting, but I never really felt the suspense of the mystery. It seemed like Cici's detective work arose out of curiosity, so I didn't feel the conflict as much. The climax offered some tension, but that was during the last fourth of the book. There was an unexpected twist during the resolution of the plot.

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