Dead Good Detectives – Jenny McLachlan

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sid lives in a town called Fathom, a town near the sea which celebrates Pirate Day and has a mysterious ‘Pirate’s Corner’ in the graveyard. Steeped in stories both real and mythical, which inspire Sid and her closest friend Zen in their imaginary games. The one thing they imagine the most is getting to see a real-life ghost!

When Sid accidentally releases a 300-year-old pirate from a hidden grave in the corner of the cemetery, it opens the door of the Halfway House, which is an inn owned by a mysterious landlord who tricks and traps souls within its walls who have unfinished business on Earth. The souls – including the pirate Ezekiel – know that Sid is the person who can save them all, even if she doesn’t think so!

I won’t lie. Being a big fan of Jenny’s ‘Land of Roar’ series, I was nervous to read her new book as I had high expectations of Dead Good Detectives: Arthur and Rose left very big shoes to fill!

However, I wasn’t disappointed! I absolutely devoured this arghhh-mazing book, becoming swept up on the adventure with Sid, Zen and Ezekiel to solve the mystery of his missing treasure. The characters were well-developed and the dynamic between them all as the story progressed really enhanced the plot. Her friendship with Zen was heart-warming and he definitely became my favourite character as he taught Sid to embrace who she really is.

The town of Fathom was described so well I could imagine myself racing around it with the crew. Just like in Land of Roar, Jenny has created a new world (albeit fantasy amongst real streets) for the reader to get lost in and I am thrilled that this is the start of a new series as I already can’t wait to read the next instalment.

If you want to visit the town of Fathom and meet the crew, click here.

Emily x

📚Book gifted by publisher

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