Book Review #18: A Cold Case


Author: K.D. Van Brunt

Genre: Teens and Young Adults, Mystery, Romance

Language: English

Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Date of publishing: September 22, 2015

Number of pages: 291


The year of 1985 introduces 18 year old high shool senior Jake Weathers who stumbles upon a decade-old clue referring to the mysterious disappearance of two teenagers. His fascination for the story is deeply related to his dysfunctional relationship with his father, and he decides to follow the trail of clues with his nemesis/love interest Julie St. Hilaire. What starts of as a mild curiosity for a high school newspaper, soon boils into dangerous secrets.


Having followed Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys from a yound age, I was really excited upon reading the description when I opted for a copy in exchange for an honest review. However, color me surprised when I found myself deep in a typical teenage drama. There isn’t really much to talk about in this book. The characters are mildly interesting and often appear as more spoilt and whiny. The romance element between the two lead characters was very typical, and followed the usual teenage angst and drama. The mystical element added in the plotline in the form of a cold case kept the book interesting. The whole pace picks up from the middle of the book, when four curious teenagers starts following the bread crumbs. However, I wasn’t really excited by the complete story line. Most of the plot was expected and didn’t exactly surprise me. Language was quite simple, and suited the genre it aimed for.

My opinion: No excitement factor for me here kids!!!

My rating: 2 out of 5


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