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Puzzle Box, The

Glenmere Box Mysteries, Book 1

Publisher: FriesenPress
Year of Publication: 2023
Book type: Novel
Age: New Adult (16+)
Genre: Mystery
Sub Genre: Action · Historical Fiction · Murder Mystery · Mystery · New Adult · Police Procedural
Language: English
POV: Third-person
Tense: Present
Key Phrases: 1980s nostalgia · family relationships · mistrust and betrayal · murder mystery series · organized crime · Plot-Twists · police & detective · seeking justice · small town mystery · stolen identity · teen girl mystery
“Captivating and well-written page-turner that keeps you guessing… nostalgic and descriptive portrayal of life in the 1980s, realistic dialogue, relatable characters and suspense “
– Nils Rhodes, Amazon.
With every secret uncovered, more questions are raised. Time is running out!

In the small 1980’s Saskatchewan town of Glenmere, sixteen-year-old Amy Young wants to save enough money from her summer jobs to build a future for herself somewhere else. Anywhere would be better than living with Aunt Jeannie, who took her in when her grandmother, Dorothy, died unexpectedly, leaving behind a puzzle promising to reveal the secret to everything Amy had ever wanted. Amy hopes for a small inheritance that might help her leave Glenmere, a sleepy little town where nothing ever happens. That has been changing as of late: The gossip mill is churning with talk of an unusual rash of break-ins, theft and a shady character hanging around town. Everyone is on edge.

The search is on for Amy’s Uncle John, her grandmother’s only living child and one of the primary benefactors. John is a known gambler who no one has seen in years. Unfortunately, the estate lawyers aren’t the only people looking for him. John’s old friend is also in town, hoping to cash in on John’s inheritance before his past catches up to him and takes him out. The past is closing in fast. With every answer that comes to light leading only to more questions, Amy’s usually boring small-town life is turning on its head, with secrets, murder and mystery around every turn.

“With every secret uncovered, more questions are raised. Time is running out!”

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