Let’s Kill Uncle by Rohan O’Grady is another book republished by the Bloomsbury Group, but it just wasn’t that enjoyable for me. The story is an odd mix of an adult story, but with elements that might appeal to children, so I wasn’t sure who the intended audience was.
Two children, a boy and girl, visit a Canadian island for a summer, and, despite fighting at the start, end up having fun together with the few local residents. However, the boy’s uncle is plotting to kill him, though no one will believe the children when they try to get help. They try to figure out how to kill him first, with the limited means they have, and get into trouble along the way.
The story was ok, but I got a bit tired with it after awhile, perhaps because I don’t usually like stories about children. If you do, you might enjoy it more than I did though.