Nancy Drew Files 1 (Review)

Nancy Drew Files Vol. I: Secrets Can Kill; Deadly Intent; Murder on Ice by Carolyn Keene

Published by  Simon Pulse; Bind-Up edition on September 24, 2019

Genres: Young Adult, Mystery

Pages: 416

Source: Personally Bought

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I would give this book 3 for a review.


The world’s favorite teen detective is back, and she’s on the case. Keep up with Nancy Drew in this thrilling collection of mysteries full of intrigue, boys, and murder.

In Secrets Can Kill, Nancy goes undercover to investigate the elusive thief stalking the nighttime halls of Bedford High. With her inside contact, gorgeous senior Daryl Gray, Nancy attempts to uncover the dangerous secrets that run deep at Bedford, but soon it’s a whole new game—a game called murder. And Nancy is the killer’s next target.

In Deadly Intent, Nancy is ready to rock out at a concert in New York City—but the band’s lead guitarist vanishes minutes before they’re set to go on stage. Nancy and her on-again-off-again boyfriend Ned investigate, and their list of suspects leads them to a conspiracy that threatens to shake the entire music industry.

In Murder on Ice, Nancy and Ned head to a ski resort to rekindle their romance. But instead of love, they find deadly peril. Can Nancy find the killer, before an avalanche of murder buries them all?

My Thoughts:

I wanted to rate this higher but none of the mysteries wowed me. I did like them but I did not love them. This book was def aged up in regards to both Nancy age but also technology. I found it hard to grow emotionally connected to anyone in the stories expect for the 3 leads. I did like that this story collection had a bit for a through line, stuff the connected all the stories together. I wish that was stronger. I also felt like story one was super predicable but I did like story two. I felt the romance in this books was not the “best” and that was major focus in all the stories for all the characters. But I did enjoy the collection overall. I did like the music mystery the best and I love the setting of the skiing one the best