Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Super Spies and The Cat Lady Killer

The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer

Title:
The Super Spies and The Cat Lady Killer

Author:
Lisa Orchard

About the Author: (Amazon - From The Author)
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to consider my book! I enjoyed writing it because it took me back to my own teen years and brought back many happy memories.  
In my younger years I too, wanted to be a detective just like the lead character Sarah. In fact, my friends and I formed our own detective squad! I must say thinking back on those days bring back some of my best memories. While reminiscing , I came up with the idea of the Super Spies series and the first book, "The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer" was born.
I've just finished writing the second book in this series and I'm now going through the editing process. I'm really excited about the second one and it stars the same quirky teens. 
Keep me on your radar because there's more to come!

Summary: (Amazon)
In a small town in Michigan, fifteen-year-old Sarah Cole is stuck spending the summer at her Aunt and Uncle’s with her sister, Lacey. She’s not happy with the situation until she befriends a girl named Jackie. The three girls stumble upon the ruthless murder of a reclusive neighborhood woman and what's worse? One of the officers investigating the crime believes the girls are responsible for her death.
Fearing that this officer will frame them for the murder, the girls organize their own detective squad. They become the Super Spies and start their own investigation. The Super Spies can’t understand why anyone would want to murder the “Cat Lady” until they start digging into her past and discover a horrible crime that happened thirty years ago. They uncover a connection between the two crimes and attempt to bring this information to the police, only to be reprimanded for meddling in the investigation. Not only are the girls upset by the admonition, but they also struggle with the fact that their exuberant investigating could provide a legal loophole allowing the killer to go free. Frustrated by this turn of events, the Super Spies realize it’s up to them to snare the Cat Lady killer.
Or die trying...

I'd Recommend to...
Middle Schoolers

My Rating:
4.7/5

My Thoughts:
Sarah and Lacey are at their aunt's for the summer while their parents are on vacation. Sarah befriends a girl named Jackie and the next day they meet up. They play truth or dare and on a dare, Sarah goes to ring the bell of the town witch. She finds it strange the door is open and no one appears to be home. Upon further investigation, she finds out that the woman is dead. The police come and the girls hide because they are scared. Lacey falls while trying to hide and gets blood on her, leaving bloody footprints that the police follow. They take them to the station, but after questioning find out they are innocent. One police officer insists they are guilty. In an effort to find the real suspect before the corrupted officer can blame them, the girls, along with Scott, Lacey's friend, get themselves into illegal, life-threatening danger. Will they make it out alive? Will the bring the true murderer to justice? I guess you'll have to read it to find out.
This was a good book. The author definitely put work into making sure that everything she wrote was descriptive enough for the reader to easily visualize it, which is something every author should aspire to do. I've been reading mysteries all my life. Like the author, I grew up where Nancy Drew was like my life. So, I picked up on some of the foreshadowing easily, and its nice to see it go along and see that you're right, or be like "oh, it got me there!". So yeah. It was a nice read. I'd totally recommend it to like middle schoolers and lazy high schoolers.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for reading my book and I appreciate the awesome review! Thanks so much Tasha! You ROCK!

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