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Suspect Hardcover – October 1, 2010
From School Library Journal
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Top Customer Reviews
Ms. Nite's characters are very realistic. They have all the idiosyncrasies of people here in the real world - there are different beliefs about Ellen being missing, and Jen's boyfriend has just broken up with her.
The author picks a unique setting for her mystery: Schoenhaus, a Victorian bed-and-breakfast that belongs to Jen's grandmother. Then she adds one more fascinating component to the story: a Mystery Weekend with handpicked guests. This combination works very well and adds a sense of mystery woven within mystery because you can't be sure who is just playing their part and who might very well be a killer. The romantic love interest in the book adds a little spice while you wonder just who Jen is going to choose.
The story moves well, keeps you reading and has a complex plot that doesn't give away any answers until the very end. I enjoy reading mysteries that have a well thought out plot, and this one delivered. The clues are slow to come and you aren't really sure what they are telling you. And when Jen plays the part of her mother on the mystery weekend, the suspense kicks up a notch. If her mother is dead, is the killer someone she knows? Is the killer there that night?
This well written mystery has a strong female character in Jen, and while it reads fast because it's fun to read, you'll be pleased you took the time to check it out. Let me know if you figure out the plot before the ending, because I sure didn't.
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