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.
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!!
Bryce and Ashley Timberline are thirteen-year-old twins. They haven't lived in Colorado long, and they're 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 Ashley's points of view. The chapters are short, no longer than three pages, so it feels like you're 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 haven't read these, girl them a try.
Wow. That about sums up this read. I couldn't put this down once I started reading it. I was a bit nervous about reading it at first because of the title, but once I started I couldn't stop! The only objuection I have is the cliffhanging end. Sweet Book!!!!