Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. Today I’m sharing my review of the middle grade mystery, Murder at Twilight.
When Viv has a fight with Noah, she doesn’t think it’ll be the last time she sees him. But when she gets back from school, he’s nowhere to be found and there are police cars everywhere, lights flashing and sirens blaring.
Viv is sure Noah’s run away to get attention. But it’s really cold, and getting dark, and the rain just won’t stop falling. So she sets off to look for him, furious at his selfishness, as the floodwaters rise. And then she finds him, and realises that a much more dangerous story is unfolding around them…
This was a great middle grade mystery to read in one day. The character dynamics were really interesting; Viv’s dedication to her mother, and determination to try and find Noah regardless of the fact they’re not close was really endearing. It’s a really great example of how relationships can shift throughout the course of a book.
Viv and Noah find themselves in even more trouble after being reunited, and the hijinx they go through manages to be scary and funny at the same time. They have to find some trust in one another and understand the way they have both learned to cope with the very different hands life has allocated to them to make it through. Not something that’s easy to do at any time, but as a pair of teenagers in a high stress situation, even more so.
I had my suspicions as to who was to blame for Noah’s kidnap, but it didn’t stop it being any less entertaining to read. The narrative was engaging, and the story action-packed, keeping things moving along at a pace that was a pleasure to read. This was my first book by the author, and I’ll absolutely be reading more.
Thanks for stopping by today for this review. I’ve got some really exciting middle grade and young adult book tours coming up over the next couple of weeks, so be sure to keep an eye out for those.