'The London Eye Mystery' by Siobhan Dowd.
Synopsis: ‘Monday, 24 May, 11.32 a.m. Ted and Kat watch their cousin Salim get on board the London Eye. He turns and waves and the pod rises from the ground. Monday, 24 May, 12.02 p.m. The pod lands and the doors open. People exit in all shapes and sizes – but where is Salim?
Ted and his older sister Kat become sleuthing partners since the police are having no luck. Despite their prickly relationship, they overcome their differences to follow a trail of clues across London in a desperate bid to find their cousin. And ultimately it comes down to Ted, whose brain runs on its own unique operating system, to find the key to the mystery.’
I have always loved mysteries and this book is another to add to my list of favourites.
For readers who are just beginning their discovery of mystery novels, this is a great story to start on. For those who are old hands at reading mysteries, you will enjoy this book too.
At times I was able to pick up on the clues very easily and wondered why it took so long for the characters to realise. Despite this, the writing is so engaging that I did not mind predicting the answers before the author disclosed them. But ultimately I did not know the end result until the final chapter.
An enjoyable and engrossing read.
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