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Lindsay Currie

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Verk av Lindsay Currie

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What Lives in the Woods (2021) 72 exemplar, 8 recensioner
The Girl in White (2022) 54 exemplar, 2 recensioner
It Found Us (2023) 28 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Mystery of Locked Rooms (2024) 23 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Creed 3 exemplar
Sweet Madness 1 exemplar, 1 recension

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The Deltas are three friends that love puzzles, escape rooms and the skills they bring to the challenges are unique to each of them. Together they are an amazing team. Sarah is the most recent addition to the friend group, which has brightened her life even though things are tough at home with her mom always working and her dad dealing with a new chronic illness. When they take on the challenge of an old (condemned) fun house trying to find a fortune, it is their toughest task yet.
A fast, plot driven mystery read.… (mer)
 
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ewyatt | 4 andra recensioner | May 1, 2024 |
First sentence: "Angle it the other way!" West screeches, holding his mirror up in the air. Sweat beads on his forehead, and his eyes are wild with excitement. We're going to beat the clock this time. We have to. "Toward the door!"

Premise/plot: Sarah Greene and her friends West and Hannah love, love, love, love, love to do escape rooms. "The Deltas" find it super-thrilling to work together to beat the most challenging of escape rooms. However, their attention turns slightly away from "escape rooms" to an old abandoned fun house built in the 1950s. It is rumored that this never-opened-to-the-public fun house contains hidden treasure. Sarah is desperate for treasure to save her family. (Of course she is). Working together, these three ignore all the warnings and no trespassing signs to break into the fun house and find the treasure. What they find is essentially a series of escape rooms. If they find their way out of the house, will there be treasure in their hands?

My thoughts: I finished this one by sheer will power. I want to be very clear that this is my subjective opinion. I personally could not suspend my disbelief. And that is what this book depends on to thrive, to succeed. Readers need to believe wholeheartedly in this adventure: that a seventy-year old abandoned house--a fun house--is no worse for wear and ready to entertain those who love challenging puzzles. One thing that personally annoyed me is how personal and omniscient the messages to the three children are. This is never explained how the house seems to know everything--you'd think that a clue/message hidden in a house long, long, long abandoned would not be omniscient to know if it was the first, second, third, etc. choice of the kids.

The fun house itself does not make sense. It seems that it wouldn't be efficient for multiple people to visit. For example, if you have to break down a wall to reveal a secret room (via trapeze) that doesn't seem like it would be cost-efficient, if you have to re-set up that little trick every time someone comes.

And I can't forget for one second that escape rooms did not exist in the 1950s. The idea that sixteen escape rooms have been sitting abandoned with traps ready to spring for seventy plus years is too much for me personally.

I also found the ending disappointing.

Other readers probably won't overthink the plot mechanics. I think the book does offer strengths--the three characters are developed. I like the give and take of their relationship(s).
… (mer)
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blbooks | 4 andra recensioner | Apr 19, 2024 |
This totally reminded me of the Goosebump's stories I read as a kid! Love this!
 
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aiudim2 | 8 andra recensioner | Apr 16, 2024 |
Gr 4–7—Amateur sleuth Ginny is disappointed when her summer plans are quashed in favor of her father's
monthlong renovation project of a huge, spooky mansion in Michigan. There's plenty of lore about Woodmoor
Manor, and when Ginny experiences these terrifying supernatural events for herself, she's plunged into a mystery
deeper than she ever imagined. Currie provides thrills and chills in this fast-paced supernatural detective tale.
 
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BackstoryBooks | 7 andra recensioner | Apr 1, 2024 |

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8
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Betyg
3.8
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ISBN
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