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5.0 out of 5 stars Laura goes on a dangerous journey....
This is the second Laura Marlin book.

( The first is called Dead Man's Cove (Laura Marlin Mysteries 1))

Laura is an orphan and in the first book is taken in by her mysterious,but kind, uncle.

She is a detective and when she grows up wants to do this as her job.

In this book she has won a holiday to the Caribbean BUT maybe that...
Published on 25 Aug. 2011 by mandynolan

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3.0 out of 5 stars Laura Marlin Mystery : Kidnap in the Caribbean
I think that this was an exciting book but not a "couldn't put down." I enjoyed it but I have read better books...
Published on 20 Jan. 2013 by Daisy Coles


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5.0 out of 5 stars Laura goes on a dangerous journey...., 25 Aug. 2011
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This is the second Laura Marlin book.

( The first is called Dead Man's Cove (Laura Marlin Mysteries 1))

Laura is an orphan and in the first book is taken in by her mysterious,but kind, uncle.

She is a detective and when she grows up wants to do this as her job.

In this book she has won a holiday to the Caribbean BUT maybe that is too good to be true.

As with the first book this is an excellent adventure.

She must battle a secret gang, save her uncle and fight for her life. Along the way she also makes an unexpected friend.

This is a great series,the first book won the Blue Peter prize, and I think all children from 8 upwards will enjoy it.

Laura is brave and has had a difficult life but teaches us about friendship and honour. Two great qualities in anyone young or old.

Its also good that she is a girl who is tough and clever.

A great series.... GET READING THEM....
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Caribbean crisis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, 5 Sept. 2011
Kidnap in the Caribbean is a very exciting book which has a lot of detail.Laura,the main character,wins a free holiday to Antigua;she travels there on a cruise ship with her uncle,best friend and dog.On the way there,her uncle[Calvin Redfern] is kidnapped by a member of the deadly straight A gang........The story is mainly about Laura and her friend[Tariq] trying to find Calvin and discovering the secret of the gang's hideout,Marine Concern!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laura Marlin - Kidnap in the Caribbean, 7 Sept. 2011
This book is a must have! It is soooo... gripping and makes you want to read more! This is the second book in the Laura Marlin series and it really has a good story, which is continued from the fist book - Dead Man's Cove. You can picture the whole story with the description and with every story there is a message for animal conservation. Everyone should read the series so far!

Amazing!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kidnap in the carribean, 20 Aug. 2011
I really enjoyed this book and couldn't put it down. I think it is better than the first one because more action happens and it is really exciting. :] I can't wait for the next one to come out!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kidnap in the Caribbean, 23 Oct. 2013
This review is from: 02 Kidnap in the Caribbean (Laura Marlin Mysteries) (Paperback)
After all the excitement of her adventures during Dead Man's Cove, Laura Marlin is anxious to get away for a relaxing break. It seems that she might be in with a chance when the Fantasy Travel Company arrives in town in order to publicise a lucky draw to win a luxury cruise and a week's stay in Antigua. Laura buys a ticket for the draw and is delighted when, several days later, a limo pulls up to her door and she is informed that she is the lucky winner. Her uncle, Calvin Redfern, is less delighted at the prospect of having to drop everything and depart for the Caribbean at such short notice but, after a covert nocturnal meeting with a mysterious stranger in the local graveyard, he changes his mind and the two of them prepare to enjoy their luxury break.

Unfortunately, things turn out to be far less relaxing than they had hoped. Laura's best friend Tariq and her beloved husky Skye inadvertently end up stowing away on the cruise ship, while her Uncle Calvin suffers a fall that leaves him confined to her cabin for the duration of the voyage. When Uncle Calvin disappears and the sinister events onboard ship start to spiral out of control, Laura and Tariq must play a deadly game with their enemies. Thousands of miles from home, they must face pirates, a volcano and hungry sharks if they are to recover Uncle Calvin and find out just who is desperate to spoil Laura's dream vacation.

Kidnap in the Caribbean is Lauren St John's second Laura Marlin mystery and is an excellent follow-up to Dead Man's Cove. Laura and Tariq must once again face deadly danger armed with only the instructions of their favourite fictional detective and assisted by good-intentioned if rather accident-prone new friend Jimmy Gannet. When Mrs Crabtree warned Laura to stay away from raffles and lotteries, Laura didn't realise how wise her neighbour was. The offer of a free luxury holiday really was too good to be true and it soon becomes clear that some very dangerous people had set Laura up from the very beginning.

Although the mystery in Kidnap in the Caribbean is more `why' and `how' than `who', it's still a very exciting story with lots of action and intrigue. Laura and Tariq are both great heroes, they've clever and brave and always do the right thing without seeking praise for their actions. This time round they have to outsmart gangsters and kidnappers and navigate their way around the Caribbean in order to save Uncle Calvin. The mystery is complex enough to keep readers guessing as to the purpose behind it and there's plenty of danger and excitement that helps the story to speed along. There's also an important [and non-preachy] message about the need to conserve endangered wildlife.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GRIPPING, 18 April 2014
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AMAZING, couldn't stop reading!!! would definitely recommend to other people!!! I have read the first book in the series as well and its really good!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good!, 4 Mar. 2014
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It is a very well written book and extremely gripping for me, you just can't stop picking up your kindle!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kidnap in the Caribbean, 1 Dec. 2013
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This is a brilliant book that focuses on spreading the awareness of endangered animals while also entertaining. It is written well and is easy to read but not at all boring! I literally couldn't put this book down and ended up spending a whole day just reading it! As a side note this book is educational because (although I'm highly interested in marine biology) I didn't know that some fish and chip shops sold shark!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Kidnap in the Caribbean, 26 Oct. 2013
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I Really enjoyed this book. The mystery hallways kept me thinking I loved it! I would recommend it to anyone who likes mysteries.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laura Marlin Mysteries 2: Kidnap in the Caribbean, 16 July 2013
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Having read and very much enjoyed the first Laura Marlin mystery `Deadman's Cove' I was looking forward to her second mystery - I was not disappointed. There is plenty of action set in an exotic location with good portrayal of local flora and fauna also the description of Montserrat's famous volcano is interesting and informative together with concerns for the sustainability of marine wildlife.

At 11 years of age Laura sometimes seems older but this maybe due to her early years as an orphan in a children's home. Both the characters of Laura and Tariq work well together and combine to make a formidable duo battling against the forces of evil and injustice, all aided and abetted by Laura's faithful three-legged dog Skye. A good read for 8+ year olds.

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