Wreck at Ada’s Reef by Michael D. Beil audiobook

Wreck at Ada’s Reef

By Michael D. Beil
Read by Taylor Meskimen

Blackstone Publishing 9781645950486

The Swallowtail Legacy Series: Book 1

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200960644

  • ISBN: 9798200960637

  • ISBN: 9798200960651

  • ISBN: 9798212226110

Runtime: 7.72 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Punctuated with transcripts, letters, and more, The Swallowtail Legacy: Wreck at Ada’s Reef is a vibrant contemporary mystery with a classic feel exploring righting past wrongs, redefining family, and finding yourself.

Twelve-year-old Lark Heron-Finch is steeling herself to spend the summer on Swallowtail Island off the shores of Lake Erie. It’s the first time that she and her sister will have seen the old house since their mom passed away. And while her stepfather and his boys are okay, the island’s always been full of happy memories—and now everything is different.

When Nadine, a close family friend, tells Lark about a tragic boat accident that happened off the coast many years before, Lark's enthralled with the story. Nadine’s working on a book about Dinah Purdy, Swallowtails’s oldest resident who had a connection to the crash, and she’s sure that the accident was not as it appeared. Impressed by Lark's keen eye, she hires her as her research assistant for the summer.

And then Lark discovers something amazing. Something that could change Dinah’s life. Something linked to the crash and even to her own family’s history with Swallowtail. But there are others on the island who would do anything to keep the truth buried in the watery depths of the past.

A compelling and complex mystery with a classic feel, Wreck at Ada’s Reef is perfect for fans of The Parker Inheritance, Holes, The Westing Game, and anyone looking for a satisfying puzzle that stretches across decades.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Each character…sparks with life. Lark’s process and the reveals are perfectly paced…Readers will be hooked.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“[A] tightly plotted story of family intrigue and blackmail.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Both a consuming race-against-the-clock mystery and a break-your-heart drama about making peace with the past.” Shelf Awareness
“Fans of mystery will enjoy how Lark goes all out to solve this case…and the author does a wonderful job of bringing this island and its inhabitants to life.” School Library Journal

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Michael D. Beil

Author Bio: Michael D. Beil

Michael Beil teaches English at a Catholic high school in New York City. But lest anyone peg him as a mere “mild mannered academic,” it should be noted that he and his wife are also intrepid mountain climbers.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.72
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English