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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Book Review: Murder at the Lake by Bren Gaudet

Murder at the Lake by Bren Gaudet
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Murder at the Lake
by Bren Gaudet
Amanda Christie

Synergy Books
ISBN-10: 0-9821601-9-4
ISBN-13: 978-0-9821601-9-0
Publication Date: August, 2009
List Price: $13.95

Review: Murder at the Lake is a thrilling mystery. Bren Gaudet did a credible job writing this book. She really made the characters come to life. 17- year old Amanda wanted to figure out who killed her uncle. I love the book so much that I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. This book is the first installment in the Amanda Christie Adventures.

Amanda Christie is visiting her aunt and some other members of the family in Austin, Texas. She is pretty nervous because no one on her uncle-in-law’s side of the family wanted Clyde and Grace to get married. They all think that Amanda’s family tricked uncle Clyde into marriage. Her uncle Clyde was murdered and Amanda‘s goal is to find out who did it. She soon finds that the murderer is not finished. To everyone’s horror, the guests all start to disappear. Amanda loses her cell phone. She has no idea who to trust. Amanda must find out who is killing her Uncle Clyde, before she becomes victim to the murder too!

I personally was very interested in this book. It was a mysterious and suspenseful. My only concern is that the writing was very large. However Bren really gave descriptive detail. For example she said “the humid Texas air blowing off the lake Travis assaulted me.” Amanda showed her determination and courage by really trying to face a murderer. If you are looking for a suspenseful mystery, you have found one.

Review written by Sara (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Phenix & Phenix for providing a copy of Murder at the Lake for this review.

Have you read Murder at the Lake? How would you rate it?

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great thriller for young adults! I did a little searching, and found that the next book in the series (the author is keeping the title a secret for now!) takes place in Connecticut at Amanda's private school during a Halloween party weekend. Many scary surprises await the reader!