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Shadows of the Past (Secrets of the Blue Hill Library, Bk 2)
Shadows of the Past - Secrets of the Blue Hill Library, Bk 2 Author:Emily Thomas While cataloging books at the library, Anne stumbles on an old, yellowed map of Pennsylvania tucked inside the pages of a historical book from Aunt Edie's private collection. When Anne studies the map, she sees markings that hint at its use by Lewis and Clark! Could it really be authentic? And if it is, how did Aunt Edie come to possess a ma... more »p that had been stolen from the now-defunct Blue Hill Historical Society one hundred years ago?
Meanwhile, Anne's son Ben, starts disappearing for long periods of time, though he's always close by and comes home when she calls. His furtive, increasingly strange behavior and -- stranger still for a nine-year-old boy -- frequent showering make Anne wonder what secrets her son is hiding from her.« less
This series has a wonderful library setting. I would have given this book and the entire series a 5 star rating except for one thing. I don't enjoy all the kid dialogue--especially the little girl. She is extremely chatty and somehow boring in my opinion. So I just grit my teeth and skip quickly through all of her dialogue to get to the real heart of the mystery. And it's not that I don't like children because I do. But truthfully, I don't usually read books that focus on the activities of grade-schoolers. The only reason I have continued with this series is because I like the mystery aspect of each episode. That part is great. And of course, as alway with Guidepost books, it is a "clean" read with no appalling street language.