Useless Bay

Whidbey Island is famous for the Gray Quintuplets who are the island’s unofficial search and rescue team, but when their young friend Grant Shepherd goes missing, the two families are almost torn apart because one of the Grays was the last one seen with him. Pixie and her brothers always assigned blame based on a rotation chart taped to the back of the bunk room door. After all, what’s the point of being a quint if you can’t skunk one of your siblings when you’re in trouble. But how were they to know that this time would be different? As the search continues, a secret that Henry, Grant’s older brother has kept most of his life starts to come to life, but what does it mean for Grant’s safety?

At first glance, I thought this was going to be a straightforward mystery adventure focusing on the search for a missing boy, but with its slight supernatural elements and an author that produces such descriptive gems such as ‘Useless Bay where we live is where the saltwater current vomits up what it doesn’t want’, it turned into an intriguing suspenseful novel that kept you guessing right to the very end.