Thursday, July 12, 2012


by Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry   

Reviewed by
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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Connie Almony said...

Oooo, sounds good. Always looking for something my daughter might like. This looks like one.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Yes. You daughter will like it and you might like it, too.

Teresa Slack said...

I used to read books with my son. He was very smart & it was hard to find appropriate books we could read a chapter or two at a time that didn't put at least one of us to sleep. This one sounds perfect. My grandkids love an exciting scary story. And I love that the Christian msg is interwoven. So much garbage out there, they need to hear the truth is still alive.

Leanna Kay said...

Nice review. You might want to do a quick edit though. It says the book includes a Christian "massage" - assume you meant message!!

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks for writing, Leanna, and for pointing out my mistake. I hadn't noticed it.

Teresa Slack said...

Everybody makes mistakes, Molly. No biggie. Don't sweat the small stuff.

Molly Noble Bull said...

Thanks, Teresa. You always know just the right words to say at the right time.