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The Hand on the Wall: Truly Devious, Book 3

By Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Boarding school mystery finale is a twisty page-turner.

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This hip mystery trilogy finale is an addictive page-turner that piles on the murder plots and intrigue in two time periods. When Stevie and jer friends in The Hand on the Wall get trapped in a Vermont blizzard, you'll wish you were in similar straits, just so you can speed to the big reveals at the end without interruption.

All the fun elements of classic mysteries are here: secret passageways and family secrets aplenty, the gathering of the suspects in a mansion, ransoms and kidnappings, and millions of dollars at stake. Author Maureen Johnson takes these classic components and spins them into something modern with a relatable teen sleuth who suffers regular panic attacks, her eclectic group of talented friends, and a rebellious love interest with a very Trump-like father. This is the kind of absorbing series that teens and up will be reading and rereading for years to come.

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