Growing up, Shelley’s books were always my favourite. As a horse lover they transported me into a magical world and this latest addition does not disappoint. The Jagged Circle is full of suspense and a perfect book for horse lovers!
Amber Marshall, equestrian and star of CBC's Heartland
A propulsive plot that reads like the best Nancy Drew mystery, with a unique edge. Perfect for readers young and old!
Karma Brown, bestselling author of Recipe for a Perfect Wife
The Jagged Circle is a thrilling read and I really enjoyed it. The real places mixed with fiction make it extra exciting. I will definitely think of your book the next time I ride through those trails and woods!
Selena O’Hanlon, Olympic equestrian
Peterson’s depiction of the racing world is intriguing and comprehensive, and stories about girls and their horses will never go out of style.
Booklist, for Jockey Girl
This outing will thrill Peterson’s fans — she has many in Canada — and should win her some new ones.
Kirkus Reviews, for Jockey Girl
Peterson tackles the tough societal issues of addiction, abuse, and homelessness with compassion and the understanding that people are not always who we want them to be.
The Rider, for Jockey Girl
Shelley Peterson masterfully captures the allure of a cult, how they prey on people’s vulnerabilities, and how truly difficult they are to leave. The Jagged Circle is a riveting cautionary tale every young person should read.
Josh Bloch, CBC producer and editor host of CBC Podcasts Uncover Escaping NXIVM
A good read for late teen readers who have an interest in horses and stories that involve family struggles, strong female protagonists... Highly recommended.
CM: Canadian Review of Materials
The balance of mystery, horses, humor, and easy vocabulary makes this a perfect pick for readers who are looking for thrills but not ready to dive into traditional YA murder mysteries.
School Library Journal
A fast-paced mystery that deals with complex issues of addiction and cult-like behaviour in teens.
In The Hills