by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry
Molly Noble Bull
I look for good books all year long, including books for my grandchildren, and as I mentioned before, I read at least part of every book I give to children as a gift. I think Haunted Waters beats out other books for the eight and up age group because it is not merely an exciting mystery. The book includes a Christian message.
Certainly Haunted Waters is an exciting summer read even for adults. And who says you must read it during the summer months anyway? It is a good mystery to curl up and read even when it’s cold outside.
Haunted Waters is Book 1 of a series of books for children called Red Rock Mysteries, and in Book 1, Bryce and Ashley (almost thirteen-year-old twins) are recovering from the death of their father who died in an airplane crash. The book begins after their mother remarries an airplane pilot named Sam, and Sam is also recovering from the death of his wife and child. If that wasn’t enough for Bryce and Ashley to deal with, they are forced to move to Colorado where Sam and his teenage daughter live.
The twins and their little brother, Dylan, like Sam. But he can never replace their beloved father. Nevertheless, the children agree to go on a weekend outing to the mountains with Sam while their mother and Sam’s daughter stay behind. Mom is an author, and she has a book to finish. The daughter stays behind to be with her boyfriend, a guy Bryce and Ashley call, The Creep,
The book starts off a little slow. However it really takes off after Sam and the three children arrived at the mountain retreat. I won’t say what happens after that other than to say that I couldn’t put the book down until I finished it.
Below is a list of the other books in the Red Rock Mysteries series.
. Stolen Secrets (Book 2)
. Missing Pieces (Book 3)
I have not read Book 2 or Book 3. However, I expect them to be every bit as exciting and inspiring as Book 1, and I read Haunted Waters from cover to cover.
This novel contains 224 pages, and in my opinion, it deserves 5 stars.
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