Red Rock Mysteries #1: Haunted Waters
Love this book
Thirteen-year-old twins Ashley and Bryce TimberlineÃ¢ÂÂs mother remarries and the family relocates from the Midwest to Colorado. Attempting to integrate their blended family, stepfather, Sam, takes Ashley and Bryce to a remote mountain cabin get away where a mysterious intruder stalks the twins. After Sam scares the man off, they discover a priceless gold nugget was stolen from the museum theyÃ¢ÂÂd visited earlier in the day, and they surmise a connection. But what does the stalker want? The man returns and after a harrowing fight and flight scene, leaves the family for dead after ramming their vehicle into a frigid lake where it sinks with all onboard. How will they escape?
The authors artfully weave a strong spiritual thread with real life middle school applications into this high action page turning suspense.
November 6, 2013
This story was obviously written with the entire series already in mind. Sequels will build on this one. My 11 yo son enjoyed the book and couldn't wait for the next one. As an adult, I read the first few books and found the writing rather uneven, the stories a bit formulaic and far-fetched, but they are a harmless and engaging read with some faith-based lessons thrown in. I wouldn"t discourage my son from reading them, but will probably try to borrow them, not sure we want to spend money on the whole series.
November 3, 2013
I appreciate you people asking for reviews. However I buy the books for other people and for our school library- as I run the library:) So a lot of the books I don't read. (Would love to have the time to do it!!)
but many, many thanks for the good books you stock - our school kids love them!!
August 15, 2013
My kids loved it (9 and 11-year olds)
Bryce and Ashley Timberline are thirteen-year-old twins. They havenÃ¢ÂÂt lived in Colorado long, and theyÃ¢ÂÂre still getting to know their new stepfather, Sam. When Sam takes them on a vacation to see the biggest gold nugget, it seems like a chance to get to know him better. But when the gold nugget is stolen and someone starts following them around, their nice vacation weekend turns into a deadly chase.
This was a fun read. The story was told from Bryce and AshleyÃ¢ÂÂs points of view. The chapters are short, no longer than three pages, so it feels like youÃ¢ÂÂre reading the book faster than you really are. The book had a huge cliffhanger that sort of came from out of nowhere that will make you want to go find the next book in the series. I read this to my kids and they both liked it a lot and demanded book two the moment I closed the book at the end. If you havenÃ¢ÂÂt read these, girl them a try.
May 29, 2013