Did I like the story? Yes
Could I read the story again? Yeah, I could, though I would more than likely choose another book on the shelf.
Will I read the next in the series? Not sure if there is a second in the series, but the answer is yes either from Library or at a good price, but I wouldn't say that I'd stand at the bookstore at midnight waiting on release date.
Will I read other books from the same author? Yes
How many stars? Gave it 3.5 stars because I answered everything yes above.
I read this book without looking at any other reviews. It was a good mystery that I couldn't solve before the end, but hey I'm in technical support and not the police business. The first chapter or so I will admit I picked up, read a page or two, then put the book down for later. Once I finally sat down to devote my time to it, I kept going until it ended. One comment on Goodreads mentions typos and awkward phrases and honestly, I did not see that to the extent of it being a bad problem. There were only a few points that I had to reread a sentence to get the meaning, and at one point toward the end, the characters referenced an incorrect name (sorry Ms. Garretson, I can't recall exactly where). There was an onslaught of new characters in one chapter, the window scene, which I found confusing. Keep in mind I tend to read a ton of free books from amazon.com and smashwords.com that sometimes go unedited or without a true criticism, but I found this book to be good.
One thing that was very odd, the very back of the book had a reader's guide. This is something I would expect if published by Scholastics for distribution within schools.