I received the following book from The Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Mystery of the Masked Marauder by Peter S. Cox
Published by Indie/Self Published on 8 March 2016
Source: The Author
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Kidnapping, mystery, and the secret lives of pets.
Ever wonder why your dog will eat absolutely anything? Or why he seems to lose his mind whenever a squirrel is within 100 feet? Or question how your cat really feels about you?
Nate doesn’t have to wonder anymore. As soon as he moved to a new town, he discovered that he could talk to animals…and they could talk to him.
This opens up a whole new world of exploration and adventure – at first. But when neighborhood animals begin disappearing and a masked figure appears outside Nate’s bedroom window, it’s up to Nate and his trusty dog Basset to get to the bottom of the mystery and save the neighborhood.
Along the way Nate and Basset encounter some unlikely friends: a gossiping, overweight cat, a lying weasel, and a hyperactive pug named Franklin.
Can Nate solve the clues in time?
The Mystery of the Masked Marauder had me from the second I read the blurb. Who wouldn’t want to know what their furkids were thinking? I know I’m constantly wondering why mine do the goofy things they do and would love to chat with them for just one quick second.
Upon actually reading the book, I wasn’t disappointed. The Mystery of the Masked Marauder was deeply entertaining and I feel it’s a book that middle grade audiences and adults alike will find a fantastic read and I highly recommend as a family read-a-loud type book. The appeal will be strong in young teens that enjoy reading about fictional worlds where magical things can happen and what’s so great about this novel is I believe both boys and girls in this age group will find something to love within its pages.
Peter S. Cox is a master storyteller and one that I feel is one to watch out for in the realm of middle grade fiction. I look forward to reading what he puts out next and I will be recommending this book for quite some time. You’ll be seeing it on both my summer reading list and Christmas gift guide for middle grade readers this year.