Synopses & Reviews
It’s the middle of the night before the first day of junior high...and Madison Kincaid jolts awake to the sound of a phone call from the jailhouse. It’s a new client for her father, a renowned defense attorney: it's a man accused of murdering his wife, though no body has been found. Madison’s instantly intrigued, and she’s determined to help her dad crack the case.
But at school the next day, Madison finds she’s got not one but two mysteries on her plate. Her best friend, Ann, is nowhere to be found, and phone calls and text messages aren’t getting through. Madison knows that Ann would never just disappear like that — and she’s seriously worried about what might have happened to her. With the help of Jake Stephenson, a new boy — and a fellow soccer player — at Pettygrove Junior High, Madison hits the sidewalks of Portland, Oregon, ready to find out just what’s behind these two vanishing acts.
In his first book for young readers, New York Times bestselling thriller author Phillip Margolin, writing with his daughter, Ami Margolin Rome, delivers a fast-paced, compelling mystery that’s perfect for reluctant readers and sure to appeal to fans of Masterpiece, The Calder Game, and Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer.
“Best-selling adult author Margolin teams up with his daughter in this youth debut that pulls a few Nancy Drew parallels into a wholly contemporary story. A budding romance and vivid court scenes give readers more reasons to hope for future installments of Madisons adventures.” ALA Booklist
A fast-unfolding mystery causes twelve-year-old Madison Kincaid to don her detective’s cap in Vanishing Acts, the first middle-grade novel from New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin and his daughter, Ami Margolin Rome.
From tracking down her best friend, whos nowhere to be found, to secretly helping her attorney father solve a missing-person case, Madison Kincaid is a busy seventh-grade sleuth. Teaming up with new classmate Jake, she hits the sidewalks of Portland, Oregon, determined to find out whats behind two mysterious vanishing acts.
In his first book for young readers, New York Times bestselling author Phillip Margolin and his daughter, Ami Margolin Rome, deliver a fast-paced, compelling mystery thats perfect for reluctant readers and sure to appeal to fans of Masterpiece, The Calder Game, and Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer.
About the Author
Phillip Margolin has written more than a dozen New York Times bestselling mysteries for adults, including Gone, But Not Forgotten; Executive Privilege; and Wild Justice. With Vanishing Acts, he is achieving two firsts — his first book for young readers and his first book writing with his daughter, Ami Margolin Rome. You can visit him online at www.phillipmargolin.com.