Tag: mysteries

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I wasn’t that into this book. I wanted to come up for air from all the YA and children’s lit I’ve been reading lately, and I decided I wanted a┬áthrilling mystery to read for a change. This one sounded perfect, what with its plot of an Essex County, NJ prosecutor (holla!) whose sister was murdered by a serial killer 20 years ago and his action-packed trial of some frat boys who raped a stripper. What really happened in those woods? Where was his sister’s body? What lengths would the wealthy parents of the accused go to to save their sons?

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Ingrid Levin-Hill, the 13-year-old super sleuth of Down the Rabbit Hole, Behind the Curtain, and Into the Dark, has officially become my favorite heroine in all of YA literature. I know, that’s a bold claim. I adore Ingrid, and I adore these books. I just finished Into the Dark, the third in the series, and it is excellent. I thought it was much darker than the first two, with some big family revelations, but still with those fully realized characters I’ve come to know and love. Grampy, Joey Strade and his dad The Chief, Ingrid and her dog Nigel–I love them all. Echo Falls is the kind of town you wished you lived in, with people you wish you knew. Besides all the murders that seem to happen there, of course.

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