December 2016, Createspace, 248 pages, Paperback, Review copy
Wannabe newshound Flick Henderson has been searching for answers ever since her sister went missing. But before fourteen-year-old Flick can discover who killed Kate there's another mystery for her to solve. Can she expose the crook hell-bent on dognapping Eastcliffe's pedigree pets? Why is Luke Harper, the gangly son of the detective who led her sister's murder investigation, so keen to help? And will she ever find out what happened to Kate?
Hey all! I’m Claire, and snagging Nayu’s blog for a few moments to review an exciting new YA mystery I’ve had the pleasure of reading for review purposes.
Flick is so relatable. She comes across as a bright, sad, somewhat lonely girl who relies on the unconditional love of her best friend, next doors German Shepherd, Gus. She has moments every teenager ever can relate to. Embarrassing parents, hiding things from parents, saying something 'stupid' in front of a guy you're kind of crushing on.
And yet there is so much depth here. Flick misses her sister. She wants to understand what happened to her, why she died. And she desperately wants to be an investigative reporter, something she knows her parents will hate. Parental disappointment anyone? And throughout it all, is a strong, engaging story. Relatable side characters, laughter, heartache and a twisting mystery. With just a tiny hint of romance.
I loved this book beginning to end and could not put it down! If you like mystery, real characters, and canine companions, then this is a must read. And if you only like one of those things, this is a must read!
I hope you will give Flick a chance, and fall in love with her as I did.
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