Scrolling through a missing-children website, Roni Delicata gets the shock of her life. Staring back at her from the screen is a face that looks just like her fellow crime-solver Brian Bain, who was adopted as a baby. At first Brian scoffs at the resemblance, but then he realizes his parents have never really talked about his early childhood – could he actually be the missing kid?
As Roni and Brian piece together the mystery behind Brian’s adoption, other people emerge from the shadows of the past, and Brian’s parents still aren’t talking. Suddenly Brian is not just a detective on the caes – he’s the key to a mystery that everyone is after.
Ms. Bookish’s Quick Take: Doppelganger is the third book in the Bloodwater Mysteries series, and the protagonists, Roni Delicata and Brian Bain, are as likeable as ever. It’s a fast-paced story, filled with danger and excitement, and the solution to the mystery itself is satisfying. I wasn’t as happy with the overall conclusion to the book, though. Still, for children who love mysteries, Doppelganger should prove to be a fun and exciting read.