Down the Rabbit Hole | Peter Abrahams

I’ve come to The Echo Falls series rather late – I believe the first one was published in 2005 – but the first three books have just turned up in my local independent bookshop with new jackets from Walker Books and a quote from Stephen King…and I was tempted.

King says “I couldn’t put it down…I’m hooked on Echo Falls.” And he was right!

Echo Falls is the town where 13 year old Ingrid Levin-Hill lives. She is an avid reader of Sherlock Holmes, loves soccer and is a budding actress. However one soccer training evening Ingrid takes a wrong turn, ends up in the wrong end of town at the wrong time and witnesses a murder (well, almost).

Things quickly get curiouser and curiouser as the local sheriff starts asking awkward questions, the director of the local play has a sudden accident, her parents start arguing, the wrong person gets arrested and Joey, a boy from school, starts calling her for a chat.

The mystery is not that hard to solve, but Ingrid is a delight and since the whole thing centres around her, it works. And works well.

If you like Nancy Drew and Trixie Belden style mystery series, then Down the Rabbit Hole is for you.
Excellent for mature 10+ readers

When Ingrid accidentally leaves her favourite football sneakers at a murder scene, she is sucked into a mysterious case. It’s all her fault that the police are on the wrong track, so Ingrid swears to hunt down Cracked-up Katie’s killer herself.

But Ingrid’s life is full of distractions: Joey, the son of the local police chief; portraying Alice in the Prescott Players’ new production; not failing maths… When the clues lead her to the new member of the theatre group, Vincent, she doesn’t realize the danger until it’s too late – and suddenly she’s battling for her life, about to be pushed over the edge of Echo Falls…

4 thoughts on “Down the Rabbit Hole | Peter Abrahams

  1. I LOVE your blog! One of my daughters is an 11 year old book nerd, so she will definitely appreciate me finding your blog, also. And, hey our backgrounds match!Thanks for the follow!

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  2. I really enjoyed the first 2-3 in this series and had forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder. I also liked a YA he wrote called Reality Check.

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  3. I had forgotten about this series too! It looks like he only did 3 books though, so you probably read them all. I see he also writes dog stories as Spencer Quinn, if that name means anything to you at all.

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