Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Attack at Dead Man's Bay by Paul Adam (Children's, 9 years +)

 (This is a bear. For some reason I thought it was a panther until I read the relevant part in the book)
January 2012, Corgi
378 pages, Paperback
Review copy

Themes: adventure, Russia, London, San Francisco, Alcatraz, pursuers with guns, hungry bear, enraged buffalo, planned and unplanned dangerous stunts, lots of plot twists, some violence, tissues needed

Summary from Random House Children's Books
This is the third book in Paul Adam's fast and furious Max Cassidy thriller series.

Teenage escapologist, Max Cassidy, knows for sure that his mother did not kill his father, his father is not even dead . . . But somebody seems very determined to prevent Max from discovering the truth - in fact, somebody wants him dead.

In this, the final instalment of the thrilling Max Cassidy series, Max travels across the world; from London to San Francisco to Russia in his quest to be reunited with his family.

Nayuleska's thoughts

I read the first book of Max's story when I'd only been reviewing books a little while. It seems fitting that nearly 3 years later I'm reading the final book. It was wonderful that Max had a bit more help and protection in this book from his friends It has all the action and thrills of previous books, with an ending that had me crying while messaging a friend online. The ending is perfect, and as someone who sometimes struggles if plots are complicated, all the plot ends were tied off satisfactorily. I really hope Max has more adventures with his family, their reunion was a tear laden moment by both me and the characters in this 10/10 read.

Be sure to find out more over on Paul's website.

Suggested read

Read the series from the beginning, which starts with Escape From Shadow Island
(Once again I'm using the latest edition's cover - the other one terrified me) 


Vivienne said...

the cover is really scary!

Nayuleska said...

Normally I would agree with you, but I think it's funny because I first thought it was a big cat, but it's not (my mind is a strange place to be...)