|Reviewed By Sarah Stuart for Readers’ Favorite
The Graham Quartet and the Mysterious Strangers by Rebekah A. Morris is written in a form of omniscient voice. It opens with a brother and sister, Matt and Selena, creeping cautiously towards a cabin owned by their father, deep in the woods of northern Minnesota. They are bitterly cold from walking in the winter snow, but are reluctant to approach closer to shelter; they have yet to hear the signal agreed with the other members of the sibling quartet, Elsa and Tim. When they do meet up, they find the cabin locked and they have no key. Later, home again, Mom reminds Dad of boxes he promised to move for her in the barn. The Graham Quartet offers to do it for him. When they enter, they are faced with a man with a gun. Who is he and what does he want?
Rebekah A. Morris’ children’s book, The Graham Quartet and the Mysterious Strangers, features four siblings, Matt, Selena, Elsa and Tim, a close-knit group, known even to Mom and Dad as “The Graham Quartet.” They stick together, pray together, love evenings spent with their parents, and are always ready to help anyone if they can. I found that an enchanting, if nostalgic, picture of family life. The man needing their help is Guy Fox, a detective with the FBI! It is up to the Graham Quartet to help him discover what is behind mysterious appearances and disappearances of people in their community, and a great deal more. I read this thrilling book at one sitting: children will be hooked equally firmly from the first dramatic scene.