Monday, March 27, 2017

Review: The Mystery of Hollow Places

Title: The Mystery of Hollow Places
Author: Rebecca Podos
Publication Date: January 26, 2016
Genre: Young Adult/Mystery/Suspense/Psychological
Recommended If You Like: strong female characters, complex families, mysteries with psychological underpinnings

The Book:

Imogene's parents met when her father, a forensic pathologist, brought her mother in to identify a body. Her father became a famous mystery writer, and her mother left them behind. Now Imogene's father is the one who has left, and she decides she must use all she has learned from his books to find him and solve the mystery of her mother.

What I Liked: 

Podos has a beautiful writing style that really flows, and lends an almost surreal quality at times to what is definitely a strong mystery. I wanted to know what happened to Imogene's parents, why they left, where they were, and what Imogene would find.

Imogene is a very strong character, that you can't help but root for. Podos made me feel invested in the choices Imogene made, and what would happen to her.

Anything I Didn't Like?

There really wasn't anything I didn't like. This was a strong entry in the young adult mystery genre.


I would definitely recommend this book. It's a well-written, compelling young adult mystery that will have you invested.

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