I loved this book! I figured out who was involved in stealing the gold and trying to kill Ashley, Bryce, their little brother, and Sam, but I did not see the last part coming. Also, things like bullying and watching bad movies, which are often a problem in our society, were addressed.
This book was really interesting, I liked how it switched back and forth from Bryce to Ashley's account and back again. The climax is the best part - I don't want to ruin it but this series, especially the first and last books, has some really interesting parts. :) All in all, it was great!
I tried this book when looking for fiction for my twins who are 9. The fact that these kids are also twins appealed to me, not to mention the fact that the series is written by Jerry B. Jenkins, the author of the Left Behind books. I just couldn't get into this story, though, and can't imagine my kids would, either (they're more into funny characters and books that involve animals). Perhaps other children would like the series, but we enjoyed Left Behind: The Kids, Winnie, the Horse Whisperer, and TJ and the Time Stumblers much more and recommend them, instead. However, try the book yourself--or at least read the first couple chapters before you take my word for it. I give it 3 stars because there's nothing exactly wrong with it; just not up our alley but nothing exceptional enough to redeem it.
Intriguing christian mystery for kids. Teaches kids about what it means to be a Christian and how to properly live in God's eyes. Good for older kids who won't be scared by some of the action in the book.
Haunted Waters is the first book in the Red Rock Mystery series and it introduces you to the main characters Ashley and Bryce who are twins. Their step-father took the kids for a little trip up the mountain but they get more then they bargained for after they visit a museum containing a gold nugget. The twins take turns narrating each chapter in the book. This is an excellent mystery book for kids/pre-teens.