All writers have a difficult time trying to summarize their books in a single sentence. Writing short and interesting summaries is also a challenge of the marketing departments. They prepare different ones for different markets. This week, I received a Google Alert that directed me to the Publisher’s Weekly’s list of children’s books coming out this fall. The entry for SUSPECT read as follows:
Jen attempts to solve a mystery from the past involving her mother’s disappearance.
That actually sums things up rather well. If I were allowed a few more words, I’d probably add the following to give a hint of the setting.
While working at her grandmother’s Victorian bed and breakfast, Jen attempts to solve a mystery from the past involving her mother’s disappearance.