Kirkus, November 15, 2017: “Clever and captivating.”

Publishers Weekly, November 20, 2017: “This satisfying mystery leaves just enough unanswered questions to have readers eager for the next book in this planned trilogy.”

BookPage, December 18, 2017: “The first book in a planned trilogy, Winterhouse is a cozy-socks, comfy-chair story—the kind to snuggle up with on a long, cold evening.”

Booklist, December 20, 2017: “Guterson’s debut is a natural fit for readers with a penchant for puzzles and wordplay in the vein of the Mr. Lemoncello’s Library series and Pseudonymous Bosch.”



American Booksellers Association Winter 2017-2018 Kids’ Indie Next List, November 15, 2017: “Warm and captivating…heartfelt and magical…”

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The Nerdy Book Club, December 12, 2017: “Ambushed at Ten: The Book I Can’t Forget”

The Book Nut, December 14, 2017: “Guterson knows how to engage a reader, and keep the pages turning.”

Log Cabin Library, December 18, 2017: “…a very enjoyable mystery.”

Mom Read It, December 23, 2017: “A fun beginning to a new middle grade series. Give this one to your code breakers, for sure.”

The Neverending TBR, January 2, 2018: “The author does a great job of doling out clues and questions from the beginning to keep the reader turning pages…”

Ms. Yingling Reads, January 9, 2018: “Well paced, with plenty of twists and intriguing characters…”

That Artsy Reader Girl, January 14, 2018: “The Debut Dish”

Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, January 17, 2018: “A Peek at the Creative Space of Ben Guterson”

Chasing Supermom, January 19, 2018: “The Best 100 Chapter Books for Kids Published in the Last 10 Years”

Puss Reboots, January 20, 2018: “…a great middle grade mystery-fantasy…”

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