Narrow Escape in Norway

An Agnes Kelly Mystery Adventure

Children - Adventure
190 Pages
Reviewed on 05/24/2018
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Narrow Escape in Norway: An Agnes Kelly Mystery Adventure by Christine Keleny is set against the backdrop of Norway. Agnes and her grandmother, Agee, are in Norway to meet someone with the name Nick Borge. They are there to find out what happened to Agnes’ dad. Now Grandma and Agnes are a team like Charlie Chan and his two kids, and Grandma wants to help Agnes find information about her dad. Agnes’ father was working for the CIA as a spy and Agnes knows she will not be able to speak about her father’s disappearance with her mother or her brothers. The only person she can rely on is her grandmother. Once they reach Norway, they go to Bordo to find Mr. Borge. Will they be able to trace Agnes’ father?

This story is for all those readers who enjoy suspense, mystery, and adventure. I like the way the author creates secrecy and intrigue around the disappearance of Agnes’ father and pulls readers in to learn what exactly has happened to him. The fluidity in writing gives a good pace and movement to the story and the adventure, suspense, and laughs make the book fascinating to young readers. There is a sense of excitement and curiosity that builds up while trying to find out about Agnes’ father, which will keep readers glued to the book till the very last page. I am sure that, like me, young readers will be waiting for the next book.