The annual Christmas Carnival is in town and Alyson and the gang volunteer to help out. When strange things begin to happen at the carnival, they wonder if it might be related to the body they found in the cemetery earlier in the month. When Alyson has a potentially fatal accident on the Ferris Wheel, the gang in convinced that someone is out to make sure they don't discover the cover up that runs so deep that even highly respected town residents are involved. (summary via Goodreads)
Kathi Daley has done it again. Number four in The Seacliff High Mysteries is a great read. This series is a must read for young adults to adults. In this book you are transported to the wonderful and mysterious Cutter Cove just in time for Christmas break. Cutter Cove loves it's holiday decorations including The Christmas Carnival and of course Santa and his elves. But this year things are not all mistletoe and holly.
The gang ends up in a cemetery after Trevor's car breaks down. While trying to get to civilization they stubble upon a fresh grave. Thing is this cemetery hasn't had a burial in over 100 years. Instantly Alyson, Mac, and Trevor realize something is wrong and notify the police. Much to the towns dismay they do in fact find a body that hasn't been there long. The gang finds out that the cemetery just so happens to be a hot topic other than the body. It is trying to be bought by a company called Psycorp. Why would a company want to go to all the trouble of trying to buy an old cemetery?
Alyson,Mac, and Trevor try and put their holiday faces on for the sake of the town and are rooked into being Santa and his elves for the carnival. This is the town's last hope to save jobs due to a deficit in the town funds. While setting up for the Christmas Carnival things start to go wrong left and right. So not only is the gang trying to keep the carnival on track they are trying to figure out who is the killer and why is someone sabotaging the carnival.
Will the kids be able to save The Christmas Carnival? Will they be able to catch a killer before he or she kills again???
You will not only love the mystery and adventure these guys get into you will love the friendship and wish of a child in Santa's ear. All of these things will have you glued to your seat. After reading this book you will definitely be in the Christmas spirit.
Review by Penny M.