This book in three words: Surprising, Entertaining and Marvelous.
It is amazing how much Hartley would do for a good story. She goes to great lengths just to create a newspaper article with a unique perspective. As a writer for my school's newspaper I understand the need to write an article that is special and not seen somewhere else. I found her reason for involvement in this mystery more understandable then the first.
Many of the side characters from the previous book, like Shiloh and Josh, were not in the book at all. I didn't mind that at all because this new book provided exciting new side characters that made great suspects. Well, except for Quinn, she was bland and uninteresting. But Conner, his vainness was hilarious and Mr. Tipkins, he was the perfect strict teacher. I love how this mystery provided many possible motives and every motive made sense. The was no stop action, the plot was paced nicely and provided plenty of suspense.
Thankfully, the three marvelous mystery solvers, Hartley, Chase and Sam, are still in-depth, relatable and vivacious characters. There were so many good moments in this book. One involving a chickens suit. I loved the scenes where Harley thought she was on a date with Chase. Ah jasmine! :)
I really loved this book and when it comes to stores everywhere in April you should definitely read it.