The Secret of Alpine Valley

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep…and Melissa and Peter have promises to keep…

A struggling mill town in the Pacific Northwest concocts a secret plan to attract the tourist dollar. When the plan succeeds beyond all expectations, the town grows by leaps and bounds—until the mayor’s son and daughter discover that there’s a secret behind the secret of Alpine Valley. But should it be revealed? Because to do so will not only ruin the town, but change the course of human history.

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What People Are Saying

“Determined to save their small mill town from disaster, the resolute residents of Alpine Valley set a clever ruse into motion in veteran television writer Crehan’s debut novel.”

“Crehan ably uses his clear, well-defined characters to present various moral arguments in this promising young-adult mystery. Readers who like quaint Lake Wobegon-esque narratives will enjoy rooting for the residents of Alpine Valley as they valiantly struggle to hang on to a fast-fading way of life.”
— Kirkus Reviews

★★★★★  “…one of the few books that you will actually remember a few weeks or months after you finished reading them. It is not only entertaining but also thought-provoking.” 
—Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews

“Fast-paced, funny, poignant, with a touch of real-world magic and characters that speak to our hearts—this is the kind of book we all want to read at any age. The action lifts off on page one and keeps you guessing till the unexpected ending.”
Trish Baker, writer/producer “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” and “Lizzie McGuire”

“Crehan’s tale is fun to follow, and since the author is a TV writer and producer, it wouldn’t be a stretch to suggest an engaging movie based on this novel might not be far behind.”
Portland Book Review

“Excellent book with a great storyline…reads like a documentary you would find on A&E: exciting, page flipping and informative at the same time.”
Book & Tech

“In this wildly charming mystery with a quirky cast and crew, author Paul Crehan weaves a wonderful tale for *teens” of all ages (my driver’s license is still laughing at how much I am not a teenager), filled with very funny humor…and hope!”
Dee DeTarsio, author of “All My Restless Life to Live”