Seven Riddles to Nowhere by A.J. Cattapan

30148975Seven Riddles to Nowhere draws you in and brings you on an exciting adventure. Intriguing from the first page to the very last page. It was exciting to follow Kam and his friends on their exciting adventure.

The book is written in the form of a treasure hunt with a Catholic twist. Kam, the main character, is chosen as one of the potential “heirs” to a hidden treasure. He makes a personal and heroic decision that if he wins, he will donate the immense fortune to keep his struggling Catholic school open. In order to win, he and his friends have to track down the treasure by answering certain riddles.

Meanwhile, the school bully and his sidekick, plus a strange group of giggling girls, are also potential heirs and equally hot on the trail. Kam is desperate, and so is their school. Each riddle leads to a different church in Chicago, and by this means the author weaves in all kinds of fascinating Catholic traditions and trivia, teaching elements of the Faith without being in the least bit preachy. While our group of heroes race the clock to win the fortune, the reader is likewise kept guessing, all the way to the surprising twist at the end.

Cattapan’s characters are engaging, realistic, and vividly portrayed. Her plot is very well thought out with sprinklings of humor, the settings are superb, and the ending wonderful.

I received this ARC from Inspire Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


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