Synopsis: ‘Goodwood is a small town where everyone knows everything about everyone. It's a place where it's impossible to keep a secret.
In 1992, when Jean Brown is seventeen, a terrible thing happens. Two terrible things. Rosie White, the coolest girl in town, vanishes overnight. One week later, Goodwood's most popular resident, Bart McDonald, sets off on a fishing trip and never comes home.
People die in Goodwood, of course, but never like this. They don't just disappear.
As the intensity of speculation about the fates of Rosie and Bart heightens, Jean, who is keeping secrets of her own, and the rest of Goodwood are left reeling.
Rich in character and complexity, its humour both droll and tender, Goodwood is a compelling ride into a small community, torn apart by dark rumours and mystery.’
My favourite fiction genre is crime and mystery, and this novel does not disappoint. This a great mystery story for young adults.
Holly Throsby has done a great job in keeping the intrigue going throughout the book and keeping the reader from guessing and solving the mystery surrounding the disappearance of two people from this town. Not once while reading this story did I guess, stumble across, or solve the mystery. And yet, not until the end, when the facts were spelled out, did I realise that all the clues had been laid bare and sprinkled throughout. Only very good authors are able to hide the truth until the end like Holly Throsby does.
If you are looking for a great mystery to sink your teeth into, then I recommend ‘Goodwood’.
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