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Lisa Colley, Independent Usborne Organiser

Book Review - The Name of this Book is Secret

10th May 2019

Cass is a survivalist. And a disaster spotter. And unfortunately a bit of a boy who cried wolf.

So when Cass comes across a real-life mystery, she struggles to get people to believe her. But then Cass meets Max-Ernest, a boy who has never really had any friends because he talks too much, and suddenly she has someone to share her discoveries with.

Cass introduces Max-Ernest to her latest find - the Symphony of Smells - and together the two of them try to work out its significance. Then they find a mysterious notebook in an old magician's house, and the pieces of the puzzle start to fit together.

But Cass and Max-Ernest have discovered a secret far more sinister than they ever could have imagined, and soon they find themselves embroiled with the nefarious Dr L. and Ms. Mauvais in a web of secrets that they must unravel to find out the truth.

Then artistic prodigy Benjamin Blake disappears from school, and Cass knows that Dr L. and Ms. Mauvais have something to do with it. Cass tries to warn her school principal but, as usual, no-one believes her, so she sets off into the path of danger to try to find Benjamin Blake and to uncover once and for all the secret that Dr L. and Ms Mauvais are hiding.

Will Cass uncover the mystery of the Symphony of Smells and save Benjamin Blake from certain disaster, or is this one mystery too many for our super survivalist?

The Name of this Book is Secret is a fast-paced mystery that unites the reader with Cass and Max-Ernest in a quest to solve the secret of the Symphony of Smells. Perfect for fans of detective storylines, this is a real page-turner that will keep you guessing until the very end.

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