Join Gus LeGarde and his friends on another exciting mystery with Aaron Paul Lazar’s Don’t Let the Wind Catch You. Gus doesn’t understand why his mother is so upset when he befriends Tully, a cranky hermit who lives in the woods. Tully’s unknown history intrigues Gus, as does Penni, the Indian spirit that flips book pages and draws in mirrors. Is it possible Tully really communicates with Penni. And what is Penni’s story, anyway?
Gus and his friends, twins Elsbeth and Siegfried, are soon in the middle of a mystery that involves long-buried family secrets, and Gus, once again, finds his life in danger.
Having read the first mystery in the young Gus LeGarde Mystery series, I quickly signed up to review the next book. There are similarities in content and style between Tremolo: cry of the loon and Don’t Let the Wind Catch You: both find Gus and his friends involved in a mystery that surrounds people from their community, the setting is so much a part of the story that it becomes a character, and both have supplementary characters with interesting stories (the mysterious visitor in Cabin Fifteen from Tremolo and the woman who arrives during a rainstorm that has an intriguing past in Don’t Let the Wind Catch You.)
From the moment I started this book, I couldn’t put it down. The twists and turns, along with uncovered secrets propelled me forward. As a history lover, I truly enjoyed the mystery that revolves around Penni and the impact Gus’s discovery had by shedding light on historical events in his hometown. The paranormal element to this story will be attractive to this market. For me, this is the perfect type of mystery because it connects past and present, showing how the past always influences the future. While I was a bit surprised Gus was so accepting of Tully’s secret, considering the age in which the book took place, I feel it’s a great message that is subtly woven into the story.
I hope Lazar continues writing stories of Gus LeGarde’s youth. They are fascinating!
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File Size: 441 KB
Print Length: 270 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Twilight Times Books; First edition (August 5, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
I received a free mobi version of this book from the author’s publicist. This review contains my honest opinion, which I have not been compensated for in any way.