Genre- Juvenile Fiction/Action & Adventure/General
Series- The Caden Chronicles (Book 2)
Published by- Zondervan
Number of pages- 224
Age Group- 9 and up
Description of book- paperback, list price $7.99, ISBN: 978-0-310-72344-8
Fourteen-year-old Nick Caden and his family are on a vacation at the Deadwood Canyon Ghost Town. This town is more than empty buildings, it is also where actors put on a daily show, and a murder has occurred. Nick saw the body, but nobody believes him.
Nick is a part of an organization that uses a computer program based on TV programs to solve real-life crimes. He pursues his suspects with the help of the computer program and a young lady named Annie.
Will they be able to solve the murder or was there no murder?
About the author- Eddie Jones lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. He has written nine book and 100 articles. His novel, The Curse of Captain LaFoote, won the 2011 Selah Award in young adult fiction.
My thoughts- It is difficult to find good quality books for young men to read and this book was great. Nick Caden is a typical teen and I think he will appeal to many teens and tweens.
I couldn’t put this book down. I’m glad I started after everyone had gone to bed. I wanted to know if there really was a murder or if it was just the theatrics of the Deadwood Canyon Ghost Town.
I thought that the reaction Nick’s Mom had to the Bible was interesting. She had such a strong opinion about how the Bible causes people not to be able to think for themselves or that it can be proven. Nick wanted to be able to believe the verses he read, but I don’t know what he thought after his mom gives her opinion.
As this book is part of a series I look forward to learning more about their views on religion and solving more mysteries. I think you will like this book and series as I have.
Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Dead Man’s Hand by Eddie Jones for free from DJC Communications. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. All links were current when posted.