Life is hard enough without having to spend time with your siblings. But there is no other way for Joe, Fin and April Peski to solve the mystery of the cockroach catastrophes that is rocking their new home town of Currawong.
Along with Loretta, their stunningly beautiful yet sociopathic next-door neighbour, and Pumpkin, the world's worst trained dog, they set out to catch the culprit. Together they are The Peski Kids.
Imagine your whole life being turned upside and everything that you have ever known about your family not being true...
Joe, Fin and April find themselves in exactly this situation, when they discover their palaeontologist mother may not be as meek and mild as they think.
They find themselves living in the country town of Currawong with their meek, mild and scared Dad, who they haven’t seen in a very long time. Life here is completely different to their life in the city, and fitting in is not easy.
The town’s obsession with the upcoming cockroach race is something that they just do not understand, but they soon find themselves caught up in the middle of the whole thing, in particular the mystery of who is killing all the cockroaches.
This is a fabulous new mystery series from the author of Friday Barnes, that is full of interesting and unique characters. Each of the Peski kids have their own distinct personalities, and readers 8+ will be eagerly awaiting their next adventure.
Reviewed by Sam