Could Things Get Any Weirder in Wells, Maine?
Working at her mother's hole-in-the-wall bookstore, Annie's Book Stop, 17-year-old Keegan has read plenty of mysteries. But she's never been part of one. Until now.
It starts when someone--or some THING--burglarizes a different business in Wells, Toil & Trouble. It specializes in occult, magic, and rare books. The thief steals an obscure book of little interest except possibly to a collector.
Things get stranger when a visitor appearing to be a hunchbacked nun comes into Annie's Book Stop and asks Keegan to order a reprint of the same book--plus two books on local graveyards! But before they can be picked up, a robed and hooded figure breaks into Annie's after hours and rifles through the special-orders shelf. Is there more to this book than meets the eye?
More questions come up, but the most important one is: Can Keegan survive long enough to unravel the big secrets of her small town?
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I have read several of Steve’s books, but was surprised how I was immediately swept up into his amazing story, “The Bookseller’s Daughter. I appreciated the attention he gave to so many details and the research he had done to add to the historical content as well as the geographical details. The intrigue was well done and I laughed as I realized he had offered some teasing information that lead me into the next part of the story. I appreciated how he wove in his pastoral training and compassionately addressed the issues of church legends and myths H as he had the main characters dealing with some of our modern social justice issues that just can’t be put into a literalist theological box as a done deal. I very much appreciated how he brought out the humanity of the main characters to make this more realistic and not just a fantasy. Have you ever considered what all is in the cemeteries that dot the New England landscape? Well done!
As an oldster I enjoyed this book that could have been written for young teens For those that like reading mystery and suspense books, this one is for you. Set in Wells Maine with many twists and turns and thednding will surprise you. This is a great summer read.
Steve's book presents characters that range from very human to very not, and makes you believe in and care about all of them. He throws in a few moral lessons and takes you on a truly wonderful wide ride. As a bonus, it is set in wonderful Wells, Maine. Enjoy!
I am a Steve Burt fan. Although many of his books are fantastic, I think this is a departure. I love the creatures and the wonderful setting in Wells, Maine. I believe this is true to the area so would be very cool for people from Maine to read. Frankly I love the stories that come out of Steve's head. He draws you in, the characters are enticing awe well dimensioned. I love how the story moves. It makes you turn the page. I particularly like kid lit but this is really for adults too. It's spooky and scary and interesting. I can't wait to see if there is a prequel.