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Mystery at Ocean Drive

Mystery at Ocean Drive - Jan Hurst-Nicholson Not a bad children's mystery/adventure - a nice straightforward plot with some twists to keep it exciting, good pacing, fairly engaging.

Characterisation felt rather flat, but then, it's a short book and flat characterisation is a common problem in children's mysteries anyway. Another thing I struggled with at first was trying to place the book - the blurb/description didn't tell me and neither was it mentioned anywhere in the first half of the book, so I spent a while trying to work it out from the clues (surfing, beaches, ocean) combined with mostly British spelling/terminology; at first I thought US, then Australia, until it finally clicked that it's probably South Africa instead.

Other than that, a pretty decent quick read, although I'm far from being in the target group.