Rosalind Barden’s Sparky of Bunker Hill and the Cold Kid Case, is the first five star review I have given an indie author. To me, a five star review requires two things:
- the book delivers exactly as promised, and, 2) there are no glaring errors or deficiencies in the plot, characters, theme or tone to distract from the experience.
Some reviewers have complained that the main character, Sparky, is given a voice that is difficult or distracting to read. I say the opposite. Sparky’s voice reminded me very much of Holden Caulfield from The Catcher in the Rye.
Barden’s Sparky of Bunker Hill and the Cold Kid Case delivers a well-paced, well-written, and enjoyable romp through prohibition LA, from the point of view of a spunky pre- teen homeless girl caught up in a murder mystery. This is a great read, and I highly recommend.