Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Witch’s Hand by Nathan Page - OPTIONAL

The Witch’s Hand by Nathan Page, 352 pages. GRAPHIC NOVEL. Alfred A. Knopf (Random House), 2020. $18.

Language: R (63 swears, 1 “f”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: PG13



After solving a case to find a missing dog, Al and Pete, with their adoptive sister Charlie, are told to take a day off cases and enjoy the summer like normal kids. And they do. Until a suspicious storm incites investigation, leading to magic and witches and a whole lot of trouble.

Like the Hardy boys, these twin brothers find ways to get into trouble and reveal secrets as amatuer sleuths -- Al and Pete just have more fanciful resources. Their story was interesting to read, though a little darker and more dire than I imagined with murder and a remorseless villian. The illustrations by Shannon do a marvelous job of conveying the sinister and foreboding vibe of the story and were my favorite part of this book.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

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