An Accidental Mystery at Camp Soaring Eagle

Young Adult - Mystery
180 Pages
Reviewed on 11/29/2016
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anthony Elmore for Readers' Favorite

An Accidental Mystery At Camp Soaring Eagle by Dale McElhinney is the first book in a YA Christian mystery series. Shaun and Mack are two old friends looking forward to another fun-filled summer vacation at Camp Soaring Eagle. When they nearly get crushed by a falling tree on the way to camp, they think it's just a strange accident. Soon after arriving, the situation goes from bad to worse. As more mysterious circumstances happen, they suspect their rival camp mates. Regardless of the presumed culprits, the boys can't seem to keep enough evidence to bring to the camp director or even to the police. Shaun and Mack join forces with two other friends, T.J. and Riley. With a lot of questions and no answers, and the taunting of a rival team, the boys' faith is tried. Together they must solve the mystery or risk dying. Can they keep their faith or will it be shattered?

An Accidental Mystery At Camp Soaring Eagle by Dale McElhinney is a breathtaking adventure story about four friends that experience many disturbing and unexplained situations at a Christian camp. Is it sabotage or something more sinister? Will they be able to keep their heads and bring the perpetrator to justice while trying to help others at the same time? The book starts off with two of the main characters almost getting killed and then the adventure intensifies to terrifying proportions! One week at camp has never been so thrilling! The author's detailed descriptions brought back awesome and unforgettable memories of childhood camping. The author's writing style is engaging and I enjoyed the subtle hints of humor throughout the story. I look forward to reading more. I recommend this book to boys aged 10-13 that enjoy mysteries like The Hardy Boys and Trixie Beldon.