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REVIEW: The Thief Knot

THE THIEF KNOT

Author: Kate Milford
Ages: 11-15

The cover identifies this The Thief Knot as ‘A Greenglass House Book’. Apparently this does not mean it is set in Greenglass House. It’s set in the Liberty, home of the Waits of Ghosts of Greenglass House , and the main character is Marzana, the quite girl from the same book (I can’t say anything more about her because of my no-spoilers policy, if I did I would give away the whole plot of Ghosts of Greenglass House). Come on!
We all want to know what happens with Georgie and Emmett! Maybe I should have read the blurb…
There are a lot of references to the events of Ghosts of Greenglass House. Milo does appear, but only for a small bit of the book. Meddy is a major character and Emmett  plays an important role in the composition of the story – but still nothing about Georgie and Clem.
I think I liked this book more than Greenglass House and  Ghosts of Greenglass House , although that might be because I have read them a lot, and  The Thief Knot is longer. It is one of those kids-solving-major-crimes books, but it is quite realistic and possible – except for Meddy, of course. I had a few laugh-out-loud moments while reading it. The plot keeps you on your toes. Watch out – you might think the crime is solved, but there is still half the book to go.
The crime seems a bit (a lot) too intense for the reasons (you’ll see what I mean), but I think that’s kind of the point. The ending is quite sentimental and concludes the book perfectly, linking back to Ghosts of Greenglass House – although I would have thought they would share the information with Moth and Kit.

8/10

Check out my reviews of other Kate Milford books, including those mentioned above, here

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