Saturday, January 13, 2018

Hickville Redemption by Mary Karlik

A 30 year old mystery…
A 15 year old sleuth.

Freshman Mackenzie Quinn wants nothing to do with the mysterious death of Cassidy Jones. But when her crush, Braden McGuire, declares he’s determined to uncover the truth, she is drawn into the cold case. The problem is her dad is the number one suspect. Things look pretty hopeless until her best friend, Travis Barns, loans her the secret diary of Cassidy Jones. His only stipulation is that she not share it with anybody else. But when her jealous boyfriend finds and exposes the diary, secrets come to life that could ruin MacKenzie’s whole family.

Can she find a way to clear her father’s name and atone for her own mistakes before it’s too late?

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Book 3
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mackenzie's best and only friend, Travis, likes her but is too scared to do anything about it. When Mackenzie starts dating Braden, and the two of them investigate the death 30 years prior of high school student Cassidy, who was Travis' aunt, things between them become difficult.

This story gives us angst and teenage drama in the here and now, and Cassidy's struggles as a teenager in the 80s.

There are unintended consequences when Travis gives Mackenzie his aunt's diary to read. I like that the mistakes and behaviour of these characters are age appropriate. They are young and just learning about life and they muck up as teens do. I thought this was pretty realistic.

Hickville Redemption is a really well done, engaging young adult romance and a mystery thrown in, and I devoured it happily. You don't need to read the previous Hickville High stories to enjoy this one, but the previous books are all worth reading too.

Age recommendation: 13+ years.

Also Available in the Hickville High Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Welcome to Hickville High post.

Book 2
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For reviews & more info, check out our Hickville Confessions post.

Following a career as a nursing instructor, award-winning author, Mary Karlik earned an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University in Pennsylvania. A native Texan, Mary loves horses, dogs, cats, country music, and small town diners. Although she has recently relocated in northern New Mexico, her heart remains in the Lone Star state.

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Veronica reviewed her personal copy of Hickville Redemption (Hickville High #3) by Mary Karlik for this post.

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