This is a fast-paced little thriller which is a good introduction to the genre, suitable for teens from about thirteen to fifteen. The heroine and her family are sympathetic characters and as well as the thriller elements, there is an examination of what it might be like to be the family of a missing child.
A gentle, enjoyable story. Possibly the happy ending is a little forced, but never mind. The "B" story, about her friend in search of a long-lost father, is also interesting, obviously intended as a parallel to Holly's story.
Recommended for girls between about 13 and 16.
Published in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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