Monday, June 29, 2015

Review: Hunting for Hidden Gold (The Hardy Boys #5) by Franklin W. Dixon


SUMMARY FROM GOODREADS:
Timber wolves, a Rocky Mountain blizzard, and a mine cave-in are only a few of the perils Frank and Joe Hardy encounter during their search for the principal members of a notorious gang responsible for a payroll robbery.
MY TAKE:
If you like a good, old-fashioned Western tale, then you'll probably like this one.

In Hunting for Hidden Gold, the Hardy boys' father acts for their help to solve a mystery, after he is injured while on the job. The boys get more than they bargained for, though, as the people they are up against have many agents. Who can they really trust?

As far as mysteries go, this was a good one. I wasn't too sure at first, though, as it was playing out like a typical mystery to me, with significant moments popping out here and there that you'll probably recognize as something the author included as clues. However, around the last 1/3 of the book, things started getting more and more complicated and before long, I was on the edge of my seat.

There were moments wherein I would think that the boys need a cellphone, and then I'd remember that this was set a long time ago, and I'd smile. Things were much simpler then, even if the setting for this book hadn't been a rugged mountain town.

If you like mysteries, you should give this one a try.

THE GOOD:

  1. The mystery is a good one.
  2. It's action-packed.
  3. You feel like you're right there with the boys. 

THE BAD:

  1.  There are some predictable moments.

READ IT IF:

  1. You like mysteries.
  2. You like Westerns.
  3. You like books that are action-packed. 

RATING:
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