Her mom’s remarriage has been hard on fifteen year old Shelby. Roger is strict and treats her like a child. At least they’re letting her go to her first boy-girl party. That is until she gets home from school and finds that Roger has changed his mind—he wants Shelby to babysit her year-old brother Josh. It’s so unfair! Fuming, Shelby takes Josh in his stroller to the park. After all, it’s not his fault. Someone sets off fireworks, distracting Shelby. When she turns around—Josh is gone. Shelby tells the police she’s seen a white van cruising the neighborhood lately, and she thinks she saw it at the park as well. But to her horror, the police are not interested: Pointing to angry texts to her girlfriends about getting back at Roger, they accuse her of causing Josh’s disappearance! The police focus on the woods around the park, driving Shelby wild with fear and anger that the kidnappers will get away. With TV reporters all over the front yard, Shelby sneaks out the back to find her brother, any way she can. So begins Shelby’s race against time—and against a world that has turned on her. And yet she finds help along the way. There’s mysterious Matt, who says he wants to help, but doesn’t seem to want anyone to know it. And there’s Jess, who watches out for Shelby as, against the odds, she tracks down the kidnappers down just as they are leaving town.
About the Author
Catherine A. Winn, a former art and elementary school teacher, lives and writes in Texas. An avid reader of all types of mysteries from cozies to thrillers, she’s found writing them to be equally thrilling. She is currently working on her next Whispering Springs mystery.
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Check out the full review at Kritters Ramblings Shelby is a high schooler and was really wanting to go to a party, her mom and step dad need her to stay home and baby sit her brother. She relents because deep down she truly loves him and while out in her care he is kidnapped. She is blamed for the kidnapping but she thinks she knows a few of the clues as to who took him. Shelby was a great sleuth. Not only was she connected to the crime, but a person of interest and she was out collecting clues without a drivers license! I loved how she was completely into collecting clues and finding out who dun it. And I loved the final perp, the twists and turns were great and although I may have guessed it a little early, I still loved how it all came together in the end.
What could be worse for a fifteen-year-old girl than missing the biggest party of the year? If you’d asked Shelby Parker that a few days ago she’d have said absolutely nothing but when a walk in the park with her brother, Josh, ends in him being kidnapped Shelby quickly reassesses. Now, because of the things she said when her parents cancelled her party plans st the last minute, she’s being accused of getting rid of Josh. Will Shelby be able to prove her innocence and find Josh before he’s lost to them forever? Hott Review: At first I thought reading Beyond Suspicion was going to be difficult. The first chapter is very much like being fifteen again. But as we got into the mystery there was less high school drama and an amazing story emerged. I took Beyond Suspicion with me to read on a long car trip but found it really hard to put down when we arrived! Even when I wasn’t actively reading, I was thinking about the plot and boy I couldn’t let my kids out of my sight! Beyond Suspicion is a real page-turner made extra special because it’s suitable for all audiences! There’s no foul language, no uncomfortable scenes, and no gore. It’s a great suspense for everyone!