My name is Sarah and I'm looking for some beta readers for my MG Fantasy/Mystery that's 56K. It's already completed, and just want some feedback before I start to query. Below is the query-in progress to give you an idea what its about:
Just before 12-year-old Simon’s parents went missing, his father entrusted him with a necklace. Now the original owner of the necklace – a librarian from the mysterious town of Drumwick – has gone missing too, and Simon is suspect number one.
While a shady Drumwick lawyer builds her case against him, Simon works on a case of his own with best friend, Abby – a ten-year-old interested in anything that lets her skip school. With necklace in hand, the duo snake through the alleyways and secret passages of Drumwick, searching for clues. Instead, they encounter everything from crawling snickets to spotted honknuckles, but the mystery deepens when Simon discovers a hidden store-house belonging to the real kidnapper. The criminal is nearby and desperate to find the necklace. Turns out the pendant is much more than a piece of old, broken jewellery.
Between conspiratorial conversations, dodging cops, and destroying an entire library, Simon is thrown into some serious detective work. There's a culprit to catch, and if Simon can’t clear his name before someone else goes missing, he might never see his family again.