Nick Caden, cyber sleuth for The Cool Ghoul Gazette, online magazine covering the paranormal, investigates the sighting of a girls decomposing body in tidal mud flats near Savannah. A fisherman identifies Heidi May Laveau, a girl who had apparently died years before only by her well known dress. While Nick and his 12-year-old sister, Wendy, stakeout the scene,
a zombie looking apparition rears up out of the tidewater and snatches Wendy. The plot twists and turns, and can Nick really trust the officer investigating the kidnapping, or Katrina, the helpful teen who always seems to know too much, or Poke Sally Annie, the local voodoo expert? Nick has to figure it out, and find the kidnapper and his sister before its too late.
Interestingly the narrative opens with a disclaimer that the book includes graphic descriptions of dead bodies, voodoo, black magic, disembodied spirits, and zombies. All of which are true. Except that strong Christian characters, and ultimately the protagonist himself provide a Christian context and rational input for these occurrences. Eddie Jones does a masterful job.
Nick Caden is a young reporter for the Cool Ghoul Gazette who fancies himself as a bit of a detective. The Caden Chronicles from Eddie Jones are a sort of Christian version of the Hardy Boys meets Scooby Do. The books are lightly suspenseful, humorous and also contain some Christian themes without being to over bearing.
Dead Low Tide is a Zombie book - in the book, Nick and his family are on vacation in Savannah, Georgia, and while there Nick learns of a girl whose dead body washed up on shore - even though she had apparently died years before.
Dead Low Tide is the third book in the series following Dead Man's Hand and Skull Creek Stakeout. These books are great for young readers ages 9 and up. I think kids will love the adventure and humor and the parents can rest assured that the content is age appropriate.
Thank you to Zonderkidz and Zondervan publishing for this advanced copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.