Sadie Hoffmiller has survived eighteen months of nonstop adventures filled with murder, deceit, and danger. She could really use some rest—and maybe even some time to heal—relaxing in the tropical paradise of Kaua'i. However, palm trees and sunshine are not as effective a medication as Sadie had hoped. And when she finds herself entangled—literally—with a dead body, she is forced to face the compounding fears and anxieties that are making her life so difficult to live.
Her determination to stay out of danger and to focus on overcoming her anxieties soon takes a backseat when she meets eleven-year-old Charlie, the son of the woman whose body she discovered near Anahola Beach. Charlies has some questions of his own about what happened to his mother, and he is convinced that only Sadie can help him. If only Sadie were as confident in her abilities as Charlie is.
With the help of her best friend and a local social worker, Sadie dives into another mystery with the hope that, at the end, she'll be able to find the peace and closure that has eluded her.
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By Jennifer, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Banana Split shows us a different Sadie than we've seen before--she is not the obsessive perfectionist we're used to. Sadie is reeling from her horrible experiences over the last 18 months, most recently the near murder by a trusted friend. She goes to Hawaii to "get away from it all." Instead of organizing things, participating in community events, and cooking for her neighbors, Sadie has become scared, anxious, and depressed. And to top it all off, she finds a body--which terrifies her worse. I loved the theme of healing that Josi wove throughout the book. The only way Sadie can help herself snap out of her funk is by helping others. It is as usual action-packed, and exciting, but I felt like it was deeper--a more serious look inside our favorite heroine. Not to mention the new colorful characters, and intriguing mystery. You'll never guess who dunnit!
By Terri, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I just finished reading Banana Split today. I had a hard time putting it down. Kept me guessing until the end, and I loved the Kauai setting!
By Cindy, Submitted on 2015-02-25
Once again, Josi has found a way to engage readers to the point that sleep just isn't an option until you find out who dunnit. Not only do we love Sadie because she is so real, but in this novel, we bond with her as we connect with her vulnerability. Not only is Banana Split a great suspense novel, but also treats the results of trauma and anxiety in a realistic and compassionate way. Well worth the read, and the great recipes are always a fun bonus!