Bug is super excited about summer. She and her brother, Danny, typically spend most of the summer at the beach while their mom is at work. But this summer, mom drops the bombshell that Daniel will not be babysitting her. Bug will have to go to camp or have someone else watch her. This means no beach.
When her upstairs neighbor announces that his nephew, Frankie, is coming to visit, Bug gets excited in the hopes that he will want to go to the beach with her. Frankie is more concerned about finding the person responsibile for a string of murders locally. Bug is unwillingly drawn into his investigation.
This is a fabulous book. I love how these two new friends find their way into each others lives, even if only because of their proximity. The chapters were short but jam packed with the innocence of childhood. If I had this book when I was younger, I would have devoured it in one sitting. I fully expect to see a group of kids at my school sitting and either reading or discussing this book. I loved it!
Many thanks to Net Galley for providing me with an ARC of this book.
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