El secreto del tio Oscar
Fernando Trujillo Sanz. Barcelona: B.S.A., 2012. 206 pp. $24.17. ISBN 978-84-9872-643-5
Friday, September 21, 2012
by: Gloria Abero

Section: Adult Book Reviews

Reviewed by Gloria Abero, Librarian, Clifton Public Library, NJ

Lucas, a shy 19 year old, unexpectedly inherits a 1981 VW Beetle from his  uncle Oscar whom he barely knew. After his first ride driving it to college, he falls in love with the car.   He soon realizes, however, that the car is leading him toward the secret message of Oscar's dying wish. With the help of his college friends, Lucas deciphers the message and tries to  carry out his uncle's dying request complicating his life while bringing to light family secrets.

Fernando Trujillo Sanz is a Spanish author who began his career in the digital world.  This novel was first a digital success before making its way into print.

This mystery is an easy read with a clean and simple writing style. The story develops quickly and keeps the reader turning pages.  While the original plot generates suspense, the end is somewhat weak.

Recommended to public libraries

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