Swallowed by a Secret

publication January 2020 by Immortal Works

One dead father. One lying mother. One giant secret.
 

12-year-old Rocky's father dies suddenly, and he learns that the "his heart stopped" story is bogus. Immediately after the funeral, his mother sticks the For-Sale in the lawn and whisks them out of town as if living has become dangerous. Rocky is now on high alert and determined to crack the secret about how his father really died.
 

When the voice of his dead father speaks to him and insists he must return to his old town to learn the truth, Rocky doubts he should take advice from a dead person. Luckily, his new friend Olive offers to be his assistant detective to solve the mystery, and the eavesdropping, snooping and plotting begin. 

But maybe a secret should stay secret. Will Rocky be forced to rethink who was the father he thought he knew?

Awards

Readers' Favorite 2020 Gold Medal Children's Mystery

Moonbeam Children's Book Awards 2020 Silver Medal Pre-Teen Mature Issues

Copyright 2020 by Risa Nyman