Mark Twain wrote: To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.
Average Rating: 4.0
Devil's Backbone dirt road weaves through tall East Texas trees. The eerie Claymore mansion sits silently along the path. Thirteen-year-old Kevin Bishop and friends plan to spend their summer swimming, playing baseball, and erecting a massive fort in the nearby woods. Their daily journey requires a bike ride down that road and by that mansion--the site of a gruesome unsolved murder near the turn-of-the-century. They stumble upon evidence to solve the mystery as unforeseen adversaries make this a summer they'll never forget.
This coming-of-age tale will take readers down memory lane with plenty of suspense to keep the pages turning. This was the time when kids drank from hoses, arena rock ruled, and cutoff jeans were normal attire. The sleepy little town of Mead Creek never expected a summer like the one of 1979.
This story lives up to the claims of the synopsis: A mild mystery involving some delightful teenage sleuths. Eddie Frierson performs well, but I could have done without the sound effects. This is an easy, light listen.
NOTE: I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
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