I received this book for free from Bloomsbury USA Childrens in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

{Knightley & Son: Rohan Gavin}Knightley & Son by Rohan Gavin
Series: Knightley and Son
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens on March 4, 2014
Genres: Junior High, Middle School, Mystery
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
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5 Stars



{Synopsis} – The once highly in-demand detective Alan Knightley has just woken up after an unexplained incident kept him asleep for four years. While he was out cold, his son, Darkus, took it upon himself to read of all his dad's old cases, and he's learned a lot about the art of detection. It's a good thing too—because suddenly the duo find themselves caught up in a crazy conspiracy that involves a group of villainous masterminds (who keep appearing and then vanishing), some high-speed car chases (that will have everyone fastening their seat belts), and a national, bestselling book with the power to make people do terrible, terrible things. But because Alan is still suffering the effects of his coma, he tends to, well, fall asleep at the worst possible moments, Meaning that young Darkus might just have to solve this mystery . . . by himself.

{My thoughts} – Darkus Knightley is an interesting character. He is the father of this well known detective and has apparently become a chip off the old block. His dad has been in a coma for four years and the reasons are unknown, the only thing Darkus knows for sure is that he wants to continue with his fathers work. His mother had collected many of his fathers belongings when he had ended up in the coma and had put them all in the attic. One of those things was a hard-drive that would be referred to as the Knowledge throughout the book. The Knowledge is where his father had kept all his case files, thoughts, beliefs, theories and just about anything else you can think of when it comes to crime. Darkus located the Knowledge in the attic and took it upon himself to read everything on it that he possibly could, he wanted to better understand his dad and to be like his dad, he wanted to make his dad proud.

After his dad fell into the coma his mom had remarried and he gained a step-father and a step-sister. The irony of it all is that his step-sister is the daughter of his fathers old partner that had died in a car crash some years before. Tilly is Darkus’ step-sister and she is equally as smart as Darkus and together they team up to try in figure out what is going on.

This book is based on the events that take place after the publication of a book called the Code. It appears that that particular book is causing individuals to have break downs and or commit crimes and have no real knowledge of why the events are taking place.

If you would like to find out what happened you will need to read the book. I am sure that you will enjoy reading it as much as I did!

I really enjoyed reading this book. It was fun getting to know Darkus and Tilly, as well as their other family members. I think that anyone that enjoys reading about police type books would enjoy this book. It is police like, but has a lot of fantasy involved. It was very much worth the read and I look forward to reading the second book in the series.

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