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How do you catch a killer, when you’re just a kid? 

Now 16 years old, Billy Wheatley has given up all thoughts of childish detective work in favor of his emerging scientific career. He lands a coveted place on a research ship studying great white sharks a hundred miles off the Australian coast. But when he manages to find evidence of a crime even out here, he can’t help but investigate. The only problem - in these shark-infested waters - he quickly bites off more than he can chew. 

Meanwhile back on Lornea Island, the arrival of a mysterious outsider causes no more than a ripple in the cool off-season calm. It’s a young man, charming, and just rebellious enough to catch the eye of Billy’s best friend Amber. But when the ripple disturbs someone in the island’s murky underworld, dangerous forces are quietly put into action. Who exactly is Amber’s new friend? Why is he really here? And why do some very powerful people want him dead? 

Despite Billy and Amber’s commitment to get out of the crime-busting business, they quickly find themselves dragged deeper than they’ve ever been before. 

Because this time they’re not just up against one crazy psychopath, but a whole army of them. 

The Appearance of Mystery is the third book in the international best-selling Rockpools series.

©2020 Gregg Dunnett (P)2020 Gregg Dunnett

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For lover's of suspense

These books are stand-alone mysteries and do not have to be read in sequence, but reading it from the first book to the last just makes it so much more fun as you "grow" with the characters. By the time I got to this third book in the series, I was so hooked that I didn't stop reading (or listening on Audible in this case) and stayed up until the wee hours of the morning to get to the end, even though I still had to work the next day! Gregg's writing just gets better and better and the suspense in the third book is palpable. Would recommend Gregg's work to anyone.

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  • 04-28-21

Loved the series but.....

I love these stories, I’ve binged listened to all three. However this last book was undoubtably the worst of them. Dreadful Australian accent nearly stopped me at the beginning. It was hard to listen to it all the way through. The first two books were far better. There was no twist at the end of this one.

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  • Danielle Game
  • 11-27-20

Wasted story for the first half

Such a shame the author spent half of the book on a story with such detail that felt almost irrelevant to the overall book. I understand it was done to introduce the main character but it was a almost the entire first half of the book! I’m left feeling really disappointed.

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  • S. Rifflart
  • 10-07-20

A brilliant series

Greg has created a great character in Billy. He is so believable and the island in also so well described that you can really see and smell the tides. Greg is obviously very familiar with the sea and describes everything so well I feel almost seasick! The story is ripping and you’re swept along at a surging pace. Thank goodness there are to be more

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  • 03-27-21

Secondary main character totally ruined it for me.

I hate leaving bad reviews but this plot was so bad I actually skipped chapters. I begged for a main character to die as her entire character and stupidity thoroughly upset me. Whilst I enjoyed previous books I did not this one. I am unsure if I will buy another book in this series despite loving Billy.