Marvelous by Travis Thrasher – Solve the Mystery and Win

UPDATE: Clue #2 has been released – Click Here.

UPDATE: Clue #3 has been released – Click Here.


Your life might not be filled with the kind of mysteries you might find in a novel, but hopefully this blog post will inspire you to unlock your inner Sherlock.

To celebrate the release of Marvelous, the new book by Travis Thrasher, we’re launching a contest this week to stretch your mystery solving muscles (details further down).


Description from
Brandon Jeffery’s summer started out with a bang—as in, a friend crashed his car and now he has to work two jobs to pay it off. It’s at Fascination Street Records that he’s introduced to a beautiful but quiet girl named Marvel. She’s new to Appleton and looking for a summer job, so Brandon secretly strikes a deal with their boss to work for free so she can be hired.

When a classmate is found murdered, however, their summer takes a turn for the mysterious. Brandon’s friend Devon is sure he knows just who’s to blame: the creepy recluse of the town quarry. But the police have few leads, and Brandon has the sneaking suspicion he’s being watched.

That’s not what’s in the forefront of on his mind, though. More than trying to pay off his car to his unemployed, alcoholic father and protecting Seth Belcher from the school bullies, he’s determined to date Marvel. He doesn’t understand why they seem so close and she refuses to date him, but as the mystery behind her tragic past begins to unravel, Marvel finally confesses her reason: God has revealed she’s destined to die saving others—and it’s going to be soon.

Giveaway details:

Solve the mystery and win…

We will release a series of four picture clues with a hint that add up to one final answer. For each social media sharing milestone we reach (or by Sunday of that week, whichever comes first) we’ll release a new clue. The first five people to guess the final answer will win a free copy of Marvelous and a free first look sneak peak at the next book in the series. We’ll choose five other people at random from all the entries to win free copies of Marvelous.

To enter, fill out the giveaway form below and follow the sharing directions. Think you know the answer? Scroll to the bottom and submit your answer in the “Submit Your Answer” box.

We’ll release a new clue once we reach 100 total sharing entries!

Clue 1

Something that baffles the mind.

Picture Clue:

clue 1





Adam Sabados

Adam Sabados

Adam is the Digital Media Coordinator at Tyndale. He gets to have fun running social media campaigns, and online advertising. Adam is a graduate of Malone University in Canton, Ohio where he majored in communication arts and was highly involved in the theatre department. He currently lives in Wheaton, IL with his wife Meghan, his son Luke, and their Cavalier pup Banksy. You can follow Adam on Twitter at @AdamSab where you can learn all about his latest improv comedy shows around Chicago, hear about the woes of Ohio sports teams, or catch an insightful blog post or two.