Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Desperate Measures by Kristen McKendry

Publication: November 2013
Length: 192 pages
My Rating: ****--4 Stars
Source: borrowed from the library

Blurb: When you’re the frazzled mother of eight rambunctious children, there’s little in life that throws you for a loop. So thinks Mormon mom extraordinaire Annie Fisher . . . that is, until she finds herself embroiled in the baffling disappearance of family friend Angus Puddicombe. Following the delivery of a puzzling message and a few startling discoveries, all signs point to—confusion. What Annie knows for sure is that Angus is in over his head, and there is no time to lose. Unaware of the danger that awaits, Annie, her trusty husband, Newton, and a vanload of kids forge ahead to unravel the mystery. Can this group of amateur sleuths get to the bottom of what’s going on before something goes horribly wrong?  

My Review: What a quirky and fun story! Newton, Annie, and their 8 kids find themselves smack in the middle of a mystery when a close family friend, Angus, disappears.

I loved that this was a "normal" LDS family. There were snippets where it was the travel log of a mother--get the kids off to school, play the reading game with the youngest, thaw out the chicken for dinner, clean the bathrooms, and work on some knitting, etc. I could really appreciate that because as a mother, life gets busy and it's sometimes a puzzle to fit everything in. Unlike me, Annie really seems to have a handle on life and has things under control and in good order.

Annie and Newton didn't seem like a likely match, from the descriptions given on how they met and married, yet they have a great relationship with one another and I enjoyed seeing their interactions with one another.

I especially loved how this couple involved their kids in solving the mystery and the family worked together so well.

Content: clean. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the kind words! I am glad you enjoyed the story, and hope you will give my other books a read too. Best wishes for Christmas, Kristen