Title: Death by Latte
Author: Linder Gerber
Page #’s: 202
Publication: Puffin Books
Date Published: September 18th 2008
Age Group: 10-15
It was only a few weeks ago that Aphra Connolly’s life changed completely. She had been living a quiet existence on her father’s secluded island resort, until Seth Mulo turned up and stole her heart . . . and provided information that led her to find her mom in Seattle. But the reunion isn’t quite what she expected. Aphra’s mom, Natalie, doesn’t seem happy to see Aphra, and Natalie’s partner, Joe, insists that Aphra go home. Even worse, Seth shows up, only to ask her to return the ring he gave her the previous summer. At least Natalie’s hunky neighbor is sympathetic. But when Joe is found dead at a nearby coffee shop, Aphra discovers her whole trip to Seattle has been based on a lie. And now someone just might be trying to kill her. . . .
My Overall Review:
Death by Latte is the second book in the series, and I felt like maybe if I read the first edition, the plot would have made more sense to me.
It was a fast-moving novel for me, once Joe was killed, time didn’t stop for Aphra and her mother. It kept me on the edge of my seat, and till the end of the book, I was definitley hooked.
I don’t think I’ll read this again, it wasn’t a book I absolutely fell in love with. It had action, and I’m sure many people will like it because of that. It also has a relatable rocky mother-daughter relatationship going on. Lots of adventure and cliffhangers at the end of chapters.
You know those books that have the main question? One problem starts the story and then the rest is followed by the sassy, independent girl or strong, attractive young man who save the day? This is not that type of book. One problem after another. One mystery after another. One lie after another. And Aphra Connolly must figure it all out with her mother.
Even though, it won’t be a favorite, it was good for wasting time in class and all.