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Kentucky Thriller

(Laura Marlin Mysteries #3)

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The third thrilling mystery and adventure novel from the Blue Peter award-winning author of DEAD MAN'S COVE

Ace detective Laura Marlin's two greatest loves in life are detective novels and animals, so she is ecstatic when her uncle agrees to let her keep a horse after they rescue it, crazed with fear, from an overturned horsebox. But he has a condition. Before he will allow
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Hardcover, 177 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Orion Children's Books
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Daisy May Johnson
So before we do this, I think you need to have a look at my review of the preceding titles in this series. Here's what I thought of Dead Man's Cover and here's what I thought of Kidnap in the Carribean. Suffice to say those reviews will give you context for what's about to occur.

And if you didn't click on them, this will give you even more context. There are not many books that make me go "YES!" when I discover them at my library. Kentucky Thriller is one of them. Reader, I fistpumped.

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Rowda Altamimi
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It's indeed a thriller, with many shocks and interesting facts about horses. I've learned that Cat smell can cause horses to go berserk. Also, that horse racing which is called Derby is pronounced 'Durby' in the US and 'Darby' in England. I admire Mrs. Crabtree's wise words in every Laura Marlin Mystery because I find them very helpful in Laura's situation and a great advice for us, I quote her words when she said to Laura "Don't trust anyone you meet or believe anything you see." I think if we ...more
Emma
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Kentucky thriller, already it sounds like you going to be gasping as you sit on the edge of your seat and it's totally true! It's such a thrilling book to read with a lot of problem solving, however this doesn't take anything away from the equestrian side of the book of course!
I didn't know this was part of a series so read this one first! Oops! However I still found it easy to understand and grasp even though I hadn't read the few before it, which is a great thing! But I am going to read the r
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Lenah
Feb 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: children
I think this is the best of Laura Marlin's adventure so far. Read this book for my daughter's bedtime story. She really liked it, so did I! ...more
Scorchy
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I love horses, and this book was right up my street because it's all about horses and secrets and mysteries and it's just a really good book that is so easy to read! ...more
Julie Pw
Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rhiannon
Her best book yet. RR.
larissa
Apr 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Maybe my favoutite of the series!
Isabella Holman
Feb 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One of the best books I have read and boy I have read a lot of books. This series is very enticing and enjoyable. What a terrific book. :) :p

Neil
Jul 04, 2018 rated it liked it
A fun quick read. Laura and Tariq get involved with a kidnapped horse and dodgy dealings going on in the run up to the Kentucky Derby. It’s a shame Skye and Calvin don’t make more of an appearance, but Kit is a great and fully realised character.
Stella
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Brilliant third book.
Ursula
Mar 09, 2014 rated it liked it
I was a little disappointed but I always new that it was never going to be as good as Dead Man's Cove or even Kidnap in the Caribbean but it was still a good book, I just don't think there was really enough depth or action to it, the whole book felt like it was building up t something big but it was just building up to the end if you know what I mean. ...more
Emily11
Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
this was a brilliant book but I dont believe it was her best book yet because there wasnt much to do with the straight A's which I would have liked.
p.s - if you want to read a brilliant book, try reading the selection trilogy by kiera cass.
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Rose Rivers
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
Very dissapointed with this book tbh. The previous two were great but this one felt really forced and rushed.
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Lauren St John grew up on a farm and game reserve in Africa, the inspiration for her acclaimed memoir, Rainbow's End, and her award-winning White Giraffe series for children. Dead Man's Cove, the first in her Laura Marlin mystery series, won the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award in 2011. Her bestselling One Dollar Horse trilogy for teenagers was followed by The Glory, a breathtaking YA adventure a ...more

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