Once again, Dorothy Woolfolk has outdone herself. In this magnificent book, another in the series of the “Donna Rockford
Mystery” books, The author finds yet a new way to thrill and excite the reader. I couldn’t stop reading because of the suspense.
The story begins with peculiar events that happened in Bayport. No one knows the identity of a person that had wrecked a statue in the town hall, who painted a swastika in a family’s door, or who set a baby carriage on fire. Meanwhile, we learn about the characters; Donna Rockford, a university student that is known for helping the Philadelphia Police in solving murder cases; Abbey Rockford, Donna’s sister, who is graduating from Bayport High; and Nancy Gibson, the daughter of a U.S senator.
On a hot night, after having a cookout on the beach near Nancy Gibson’s home, she is found dead on a bulwark. A bruise on the back of Nancy’s head suggests she didn’t drown. She was murdered!
Almost Every character has a motive. Most of them envied her social status. On the one hand, she had a handsome boyfriend, which meant she was envied by other girls. On the other hand, girlfriends of other men envied her because many of them admired her. This fact keeps the reader puzzled about the identity of the killer.
The story continues with Donna Rockford’s investigation of the murder. Finally, she comes up with a plan. After looking for enough clues to solve the mystery, she lures the killer, and traps him. If you want to know who the killer is you will have to read the book yourselves!
In conclusion, I think this is a great book to pass time with. I like referring to this kind of books as “Flight books” – books that are written in a simple manner, and are suitable for reading in a flight. I hope the next books in the series will be just as good