“Waiting for the Night Song” began truly solid for me. It had everything. About the mountain, the forest, and mystery. Toss in some nature and I am a cheerful woman. Genuinely. I’m no Cadie, however. Cadie takes it to an entire ‘nother level.

Eleven year old Cadie is the young girl at the core of the book. An unordinary girl without numerous companions. She cherishes nature and the meandering the forested areas so her summer friendship with Danielle spent investigating the creek in a boat and picking blueberries to sell is idyllic. On their journeys, they meet a kid they call the Summer Boy staying with his uncle, and secretly begin leaving books for him to read. That is, until something happens which closes their summer and haunts them just for years. After 26 years, Cadie gets a call from Danielle to visit the town where she used to live to help her. Cadie is presently a biologist.

“Waiting for the Night Song” story switches back and forth between the present and 27 years earlier. When 11 year old Cadie and her closest friend inadvertently get entangled with an orphan boy, the murder of an illegal worker and a mystery that will hunt their lives each day.

The author has discovered an extremely imaginative and fulfilling approach of telling us an exceptional and twisty murder thrilling story . Simultaneously tell us about the destruction bark beetles have on our forests from killing trees and causing woodland fires. She has likewise humanized the predicament of the undocumented immigrant in a convenient and reasonable way.

In spite of the fact that I had an idea pretty from the beginning what was happening with the murder there were still some moments to make me gasp. Waiting for the Night Song is a novel about youth kinship, being in an unlucky spot. Attempting to make the best choice for your companions and our duty to the Earth to sustain and secure it and each other too.

Podcast ( Waiting for the Night Song : By – Julie Carrick Dalton )