They’ve done it again!
Shepherd’s Watch is the second book in the Shepherd and Wolfe series, the first of which I’ve reviewed here, and it follows unlikely friends Anthony Shepherd and Charlie Wolfe who somehow always seemed to end up in the middle of trouble (but that’s probably because Charlie keeps dragging Anthony into it).
When Charlie unexpectedly shows up at Anthony’s vacation home, you know there’s bound to be a mystery right around the corner. Is Charlie just looking for some time off? Did he just miss hanging out with Tony? Or is he more interested in the strange disappearance of one of the locals?
What caught my interest with the first book in the series—and made me want to carry on with book two—is that it reminded me a lot of the Hardy Boys. I absolutely LOVED reading the Hardy Boys when I was younger, and I have very fond memories of those books (come to think of it, they might have been some of my first). So naturally, I’m very excited to read something that takes me back to that same kind of feeling.
But that’s probably where the similarities end. I feel like pointing out that these books are much darker than any Hardy Boys I ever read! Don’t underestimate them and think that just because it’s about a couple of teenage boys that they’re pulling any punches. The pace is fast, the plot is thick, and the mysteries are chilling. Oh, and the characters are fantastic.
And this book is definitely going to make you carry on with the series—believe me!
If you’re looking for a thrilling mystery novel that’s going to pull you much farther in than you think, this is it. Highly recommended.