The Blue Coyote is an IndieBRAG Medallion honoree and a finalist in the 2013 CLUE Awards.
Frannie and Larry Shoemaker love taking their grandchildren, Sabet and Joe, camping with them. But at Bluffs State Park, Frannie finds herself worrying more than usual about their safety, and when another young girl disappears from the campground in broad daylight, her fears increase. The fun of a bike ride, a flea market, marshmallow guns, and a storyteller are quickly overshadowed. Accusations against Larry and her add to the cloud over their heads. Frannie begins to puzzle out the mystery: Are the itinerant road workers as much of a threat as Frannie thinks? What about the lone woman camper who also disappears? Or is the girl's deadbeat dad behind it all?
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Intense subject matter for me
Although there were quite a few characters to follow, the author made each voice clear. As a result, I didn't get confused with quick back and forth conversation. There was great affection between the friends and family and a lot of quipping and twitting each other.
Sabat the granddaughter because she was so very well drawn and age appropriate with her comments.
The opener made me laugh out loud because it's potentially happened to a lot of RVers. It was a great tool to set up other things. The narrator kept a dry, understated humor in her voice that made the words even more humorous.
A child in jeopardy is always too intense for me; however, I would like to check out the plots of the others. Perhaps there's a light one in the series.
I listened to this story at 1.25 speed which kept things moving for me.
Don't mess with Frannie's family
- Elisabeth Carey