I saw the whole thing! A dog and a penguin helped him escape!
1990. The teen detectives once known as the Blyton Summer Detective Club (of Blyton Hills, a small mining town in the Zoinx River Valley in Oregon) are all grown up and haven’t seen each other since their fateful, final case in 1977.
Andy, the tomboy, is twenty-five and on the run, wanted in at least two states. Kerri, one-time kid genius and budding biologist, is bartending in New York, working on a serious drinking problem. At least she’s got Tim, an excitable Weimaraner descended from the original canine member of the team. Nate, the horror nerd, has spent the last thirteen years in and out of mental health institutions, and currently resides in an asylum in Arhkam, Massachusetts. The only friend he still sees is Peter, the handsome jock turned movie star. The problem is, Peter’s been dead for years.
The time has come to uncover the source of their nightmares and return to where it all began in 1977. This time, it better not be a man in a mask. The real monsters are waiting.
At first glance by the title and the cover you’re thinking oh YA definitely. Not so, this is not a YA book, it is adult fiction. From the first couple pages it’s evident that you better enjoy snarky good fun.
I really enjoyed the beginning of this book but about halfway it kind of petered off and got a slightly messy for me. Maybe I was tired and couldn’t follow properly, who knows.
I did enjoy it overall and loved the gimmicky early 2000s feel to it. The pop culture references were on point and the characters made me laugh out loud. I loved the dog and his POV. If you’re looking for a fun mystery type read this one is for you!
**Thank you DoubleDay Books for sending me an ARC of Meddling Kids in exchange for an honest review!**