Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Mystery of Hollow Places by Rebecca Polos

by:  Rebecca Polos
published by:  Balzar + Bray
publish date:  January 26, 2016

All Imogene Scott knows of her mother is the bedtime story her father told her as a child. It’s the story of how her parents met: he, a forensic pathologist, she, a mysterious woman who came to identify a body. 

Now Imogene is seventeen, and her father, a famous author of medical mysteries, has struck out in the middle of the night and hasn’t come back.  Neither Imogene’s stepmother nor the police know where he could’ve gone, but Imogene is convinced he’s looking for her mother. And she decides it’s up to her to put to use the skills she’s gleaned from a lifetime of reading her father’s books to track down a woman she’s only known in stories in order to find him and, perhaps, the answer to the question she’s carried with her for her entire life.

This was one of those random library picks that ended up being super good.  I always love a surprisingly good read.

Imogene doesn't know anything of her mother except for the few stories her father has told her over the years.  Now, her father has gone missing leaving her alone with her stepmother.  When she is dissatisfied with the lack of response by the police, she decides to embark upon her own search for her father.  After all, she knows him better than anyone else.  She thinks that he has gone looking for her mother and she has the clues to find her.  

This was a good YA mystery.  Imogene had to rely on people that she didn't want to and develop relationships that she didn't expect.  It was a very well written, very well laid out mystery book.   I'm really excited to find out about this new writer.  I can't wait to read more from Rebecca Podos in the future.

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