Title: A Voice in the Night
Author: Ernestine Dail
About the Book: Brian, Josh, and Thomas arrived at Blackstone Cabin with great expectations of fishing and having fun. Now in the midst of a raging storm, and a hooded stranger frantically knocking at their door, the boys desperately wished for Josh’s father, Mr.Joplin, to return to the cabin. Will he return in time to save the boys from danger, or will the boys open the door to the frantic knocking of the hooded stranger outside.
My thoughts: This is marketed as a kid's book, but I am not sure what age I would put it in. I have an 8 year old and based on the books that I have read with him in the last year, he would not have related to the language used in this one. But if you move up to the tween or teens I am not sure if the storyline would keep their attention.
It starts out with a good premise and you think it is going to be this 'scary' story, but it fell flat for me. There was a mystery in who the jewel thief really was, but the story just didn't flow for me. I thought it would make a great outline for a teen book though.
About the author: Ernestine DaiI is a high school teacher and lives in Maryland. She has taught school for several years and enjoys the wonders and amazements she finds in being around children. The inspiration for writing her book comes from being surrounded with children and knowing their joys, likes, and dislikes. She is the author of two books—Dimples DoGood, and her latest, A Voice in the Night. She likes to read, write, travel and do crossword puzzles.
You can visit Ernestine Dail’s website at http://bookstop.wix.com/children-books.