The Hunt for the Seventh by Christine Morton-Shaw
Release date: Tuesday, September 30th.
Jim has just moved to Minerva Estate where his recently-widowed father was hired as head gardener. With his younger sister Sally being the only other child on the estate and strict rules as to where he can and cannot go, Jim is initially somewhat bored. Before too long, however, Jim meets an unusual boy he nicknames Einstein and begins hearing voices, voices urgently whispering “find the seventh.”
This was a very entertaining children/young adult mystery book. The plot was complicated enough to be interesting, but not so complicated as to become convoluted. Like Creepers, “The Hunt for the Seventh” does not contain sex or foul language. There was some violence, but it was all either accidental (something tipping over and falling on someone) or mostly implied – really spectacularly little violence for what is essentially a murder mystery.
I thoroughly enjoyed my experience reading “The Hunt for the Seventh” and I hope Ms. Morton-Shaw keeps writing.